Mar 19

Brown Sack Easter Masks DIY

This week, we had a few extra shopping bags lying around our house. So in honor of the season, we decided to transform them into funny Easter Animal Masks. These are easy for kids to make, so it’s a great activity to do as a family. And they’re the perfect way to keep kids entertained during that Easter brunch.

Materials: Scissors, Glue, Brown Paper Grocery Bag, Tape, Construction Paper (yellow, orange, red and pink for chick; white, pink and black for lamb and bunny)

For Chick:

Step 1: Cut out the shapes the chick; 1 large oval for the face, 2 small pink circles for cheeks, 1 big orange beak, 1 small orange beak, 1 fluffy feather shape for the head, 2 wings
Step 2: Lay the shapes on top of the bag and arrange in a pleasing manner, once you’ve got them where you like them, start gluing.
Step 3: Glue the wings on by folding a 1″ flap and attach them to the sides of the bag.
Step 4: Don’t forget the cute yellow feathers on top of the head. We also folded a small flap on the bottom of the feathers to give them a base on which to be glued.  We found that the feather on top may need some coaxing to stand up and tape, may be useful in this process.
Step 5: When the glue is dry on the face, cut out the eyeholes.  Tip:  If you don’t have a child near by when doing this to measure their location we found that they are higher on the bag and closer together than you might expect.

For Lamb:

Step 1: Cut out the shapes for the lamb: 1: cloud shape for the face, 1 triangle for the nose, 2 eyebrows, 2 leaf shapes for the ears, 2 small leaf shapes for the pink inner ear
Step 2: Lay the shapes on top of the bag and arrange in a pleasing manner, once you’ve got them where you like them, start gluing.
Step 3: We found that lambs ears are so cute and floppy and that gluing them downward facing really made the look.
Step 4: When the glue is dry on the face, cut out the eyeholes. Tip: A lamb’s eyes are on the side of their head, so to create this look we made angled oval eyes.

For Bunny:

Step 1: Cut out the shapes for the bunny; 1 long oval shape for the face, 2 medium circles for cheeks, 1 square for the nose, 4 long and skinny rectangles for the whiskers, 2 long leaf shapes for the contrast in the ears.
Step 2: Lay the shapes on top of the bag and arrange in a pleasing manner, once you’ve got them where you like them, start gluing.
Step 3: Cut out the holes for the eyes, we chose a fun arch shape for the eyes to give the bunny more charm. Tip: If you’re unsure about where to put the eyes, cut out the shapes you want for the eyes and lay them on the face until you get them in a nice place, once there you can trace them and cut them out.
Step 4: Cut out both of the rectangular sides of another paper bag. These already have folds (hot-dog fold). Cut out 4 strips of the paper bag. Our strips were roughly 2” each.
Steps 5: Using the folded rectangle, cut out long leaf shape. This will be your bunny ear!
Step 6: Fold one 2” strip (hot-dog fold.)
Step 7: Carefully tape the folded strips to the earshape. 2 strips per ear.
Step 8: Repeat for ear #2.

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Irene Yu
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

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