How to Make a Rabbit Mask

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How to Make a Rabbit Mask
Masks can make games of "pretend" seem more real. (Maria Teijeiro/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Making face masks is an entertaining activity for children. Animal masks allow many opportunities for children to exercise their imaginations, recreating the animal's features, sounds and movements. Rabbit face masks are easy to make, and as even the youngest children are familiar with rabbits, they are an ideal shape to start with.

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Things you need

  • 2 paper plates
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Elastic string

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  1. 1

    Paint one plate in the colour you would like for your rabbit. You could paint it brown, grey or yellow, or leave the plate white if you would like a white rabbit.

  2. 2

    Paint the second plate around the rim with the same colour you painted the first plate. Paint the inside circle of the plate pink. Allow both plates to dry.

  3. 3

    Cut the plate with the pink centre in half to make the rabbit's ears.

  4. 4

    Cut out one-third of the other plate as though you're cutting a slice from a pie. This plate is the rabbit's face, with the cutout portion being the area that fits over your nose. Discard the triangle shape cut from the plate.

  5. 5

    Try on the mask and mark where you need to make eyeholes, then cut these out carefully with a craft knife.

  6. 6

    Glue the ears onto the top of the rabbit's face, with the pink centres facing each other. Allow the glue to dry.

  7. 7

    Draw a nose with a black marker at the point of the cutout portion on the face. Draw straight lines from the sides of the nose toward the edges of the plate as whiskers.

  8. 8

    Poke two small holes at the outer edges of the face of the mask, level with the eyes. Cut a piece of elastic string long enough to fit from the temples around the back of the head. Thread the ends of the elastic through the holes, tying a knot in each end to hold the mask in place.

Tips and warnings

  • In place of elastic, use either string or ribbon to tie the mask in place.
  • The ears can be stapled in place rather than glued.
  • Instead of drawing a nose and whiskers, use a small craft pom-pom as a nose and glue on pipe cleaners as whiskers.
  • Make sure the elastic is tight enough to hold the mask in place but not so tight that it causes discomfort.

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