Masquerade Mardi Gras Mask Template

Make a colourful Mardi Gras mask using our printable masquerade mask template. Decorating your mardi Gras mask template with glitter, sequins or feathers is a must! These Mardi Gras masks are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to make, but older kids (and even adults) will love making their own colourful carnival masks too!

Masquerade Mardi Gras Mask Template

To decorate these masquerade masks we have used the traditional Mardi Gras colours of purple green and gold. Alternatively you could use this Masquerade template to make other carnival masks, how about New Year masks in gold or silver or Rio Carnival masks using bright colours.

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Before we begin with our tutorial on how to use our masquerade mardi gras mask template to make eye catching and fabulous Mardi Gras masks here is a little bit of information about what Mardi Gras is.

Mardi Gras Mask Template

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is french for 'Fat Tuesday' and is a festival held the day before Ash Wednesday (also known as Shrove Tuesday). As the name suggests Mardi Gras (or fat Tuesday) involves eating rich, fatty food and it represents the start of the Christian lent season that leads up to Easter.

Celebrating Mardi Gras involves eating, music, parades, masks and lots of fun! Wearing masks such as the one in this craft tutorial adds to the carnival excitement. The Mardi Gras colours are purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power.

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Masquerade Mardi Gras Mask Template

Masquerade  Mask Template

Mardi Gras Mask Supplies:

  • Printable Mardi Gras mask template
  • Paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sequins
  • Feathers
  • Paper straws

How to make a Masquerade Mardi Gras Mask

STEP 1: Prepare mask supplies

Before beginning this craft get all your supplies ready. This includes printing the mask template out onto thick paper or thin card stock.

STEP 2: Cut out mask

Cut out around outer edge of the mask template and cut out eye holes. If you are doing this craft with toddlers or younger preschoolers having the masks cut out in advance would work well.

Printable Masquerade Mask Template

STEP 3: Decorate mask

Now for the fun part! Kids will love using their imaginations to decorate their own carnival masks. We glued sequins to the front of the mask and once the glue had dried we stuck feathers to the back of the mask.

Mardi Gras Mask Craft

There really is no right or wrong way to make these masks though. Let your little one get creative! If you want to make a Mardi Gras mask you may choose to only provide sequin, feathers etc in the Mardi Gras colours of purple, green and gold. Alternatively you might decide to go into full on carnival mode and provide things in a variety of bright colours for your child to use.

STEP 4: Make Handle

Once your child has made their mask and it has been left to fully dry attach a paper straw to the back of the masquerade mask as a handle.

Masquerade Mask Craft

Now you have made your Mardi Gras mask it's time to have your own carnival celebration!


To download this Mardi Gras template for free click on the link below and add the discount code:mask. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Printable Mardi Gras Mask Template

We hope you have fun making your own colourful Mardi Gras mask using lots of sequins and feathers along with our simple mardi Gras mask template. Alternatively you can use our masquerade mask template to make a mask craft for any carnival or celebration!

Mardi Gras Mask Craft for kids with printable Mardi Gras Masquerade mask template.

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