Felt Superhero Masks
We gave mama-made felt superhero masks as party favors for O’s 5th birthday party this year. I love to give favors that have potential for play beyond just the time spent celebrating. Last year we gave dinosaur masks. O & N keep theirs in our dress up basket and a year later they still see quite a bit of play.
Making these superhero masks is quick and easy. I couldn’t find the cord to my printer (d’oh!), so I ended up drawing my template. Drawing a template is as simple as folding a piece of paper in half, drawing one half of the mask, and then cutting it out. Each mask has a different color felt on the front and back, so that all the masks are different. This way, even children quite young could tell which mask was theirs. I intentionally went for a non-specific superhero mask but there are also some great hero-specific templates available here.
Looking at the minimal shape of this mask makes me wonder about all the other dress-up options possible with these. I’d love to hear ideas!