Let kids make their own spooky or silly Halloween costume face mask this year with these easy how-to instructions for a cat, butterfly, monster, and beard face mask.

By Ashley Toth
September 09, 2020
Halloween masks
Credit: Ana Gambuto

Cat Face Mask


  • 1 plain fabric face mask in black or orange
  • 1 pink pom pom 
  • 3 white or silver chenille stems
  • White yarn 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors


  1. Put the mask on to check where the nose should be. Mark that spot with your finger. 
  2. Overlap three chenille stems into a whisker shape and use hot glue to attach them to the spot where the nose should be. Trim the whiskers shorter as needed. 
  3. Hot glue a pom pom over the whiskers to add a nose. 
  4. Use craft glue to attach two short, curved pieces of yarn below the nose to look like the mouth. 

Butterfly Face Mask


  • 1 plain fabric face mask 
  • Small decorative butterflies
  • Hot glue gun 


  1. Lay the mask on a flat surface and use hot glue to attach butterflies to the mask in an all-over pattern. 

Monster Face Mask


  • 1 sheet each felt in pink and white
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun 
  • 1 plain fabric face mask in black
  • Fluffy boa


  1. Cut a tongue shape (about 5” long and 2” wide) out of pink felt. Cut a 1” slit in the base of the tongue and overlap the two tabs slightly to make the tongue bend. Glue to the bottom edge of the mask so the tongue curls up and down. 
  2. Cut teeth out of the white felt and glue them around the top and bottom edges of the mask so they’re pointing inward. 
  3. While wearing the mask, cut lengths of fluffy boa long enough to go around the top and bottom of the mask. Remove the mask and glue the fluffy boa to the edges of the mask so the teeth are still visible. Make sure to glue the full length of each boa section on to the mask—stretch out the mask as you’re glueing—so that it can still stretch to fit the wearer. Hot glue isn’t flexible when dry, so add a dab of every inch or so of the boa to keep the mask flexible. 

Beard Face Mask


  • Gray wool roving
  • 1 plain fabric face mask in gray
  • Craft glue
  • Thread


  1. Unroll and pull sections out of the wool roving. Lay pieces of roving down on the mask, forming a beard shape. Glue each piece down to the top edge of the mask with craft glue. Be sure to push down on the roving as it’s drying to make sure it adheres. 
  2. To make the mustache, pull out a long section of roving and tie a piece of thread in the middle to cinch the center of the mustache. Glue the mustache to the top of the mask, covering where the pieces of the beard are glued down. 

More Halloween Face Mask Ideas for Kids

Would rather buy instead of DIY your Halloween face masks? Check out our round up of 13 Cute and Creepy Halloween Face Masks for Kids That Will Also Protect Them.

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