Children's Programs

Make & Take Craft: Monster Masks

Every month the Children’s Room is hosting a “Make & Take Craft” on a Saturday afternoon. This is a drop-in program that is held for 2 hours. To celebrate October children made monster masks! This craft was extremely easy to set up and children had an absolute blast.

I will warn you – this is a messy craft! Since children have free rein there will be craft supplies all over the place.


What You Need:

  • paper plates img_9845
  • craft sticks
  • pom-poms
  • yarn
  • cut-out shapes
  • markers
  • glue sticks
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • paint (optional)
  • other random items you have laying around

The best thing about this craft is that most of the items you will have laying around the library.


  1. Glue craft sticks to paper plates
  2. Paint paper plates – this step is completely optional, we wanted to paint them different colors because it is often difficult for children to color of paper plates when they are glued to craft sticks (plus it makes the masks more fun!)
  3. Cut out random shapes out of colored construction paper
  4. Cut eye holes out of each plate
    1. Make a template for the holes
    2. Trace the template onto the back of each plate (non-painted side)
    3. Poke a hole in the middle of the circle (I use a pen)
    4. Cut out the eye holes
  5. Find random craft supplies
  6. Put them out and let the mayhem begin!

Final Product:



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