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Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks + Playful Giveaway

I’m a huge fan of  Merrilee Liddiard and was so excited to buy her new book, Playful. (Get it here.) It is such a great craft book! It’s filled with fun DIYs & crafts that you can make together with your kids. I bought two copies(!) and it’s completely beautiful. Today Merrilee is sharing these cat and pumpkin plate masks for Halloween that are inspired by the projects in her new book Today, we’re giving away 2 copies of Playful for Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these funny little masks!

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Paper Plate Cat and Pumpkin Masks by Merrilee Liddiard

These simple paper plate masks are not only frightfully festive but are made from supplies you most likely already have on hand! A perfect afterschool craft for your little trick-or-treater’s next Halloween bash!

Materials: Paper Plates, Cat & Pumpkin Template, Colorful Carstock, Adhesive (such as a tape runner or glue), Straw (for holding up mask)

Step 1: Using the template, cut out all cat face shapes (if you have hole punches you can use those for the eyes, cheeks and whisker dots as an alternative to the template)
Step 2: Measure where eyes will be and cut out two eye holes acording to the size of eye templates. Paint the plate and let dry.
Step 3: Adhere face shapes starting with eye lashes, then eyes and so on.
Step 4: Continue adhereing features sticking ears behind the back of the plate.
Step 5: Tape on the straw for easing holding. Repeat with the pumpkin templates for a goofy scarecrow inspired goard. Enjoy playing with your new masks!

Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!

(Giveaway is now CLOSED. Our winner will be contacted via email. Thanks!)

And here’s how to win a copy of Playful for yourself:

1) Visit Merrilee’s site to read more about Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids
2) Comment below on why you’d like to add this book to your collection!

The giveaway ends on 10/21 when the winners will be chosen at random.

Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Trisha Zemp
  1. Jennifer

    October 16, 2014

    She has such creative crafts to do with kids. I’d love to make the brownstones with my kids.

  2. Kristin H

    October 16, 2014

    My daughter is constantly creating things and this book has crafts that I would actually like to make with her.

  3. Marta A Bilingual Baby blog

    October 16, 2014

    Hi there! I could draw better and was more creative when I was young(er). I’d love to have this book as an inspiration for projects with my son.
    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!
    Marta García

  4. Tricia

    October 16, 2014

    I recently got this book based on what of your previous posts, and it is beautiful!! Thanks for introducing it to me!

  5. Alana

    October 16, 2014

    This would be the perfect book to find fun activities to do with niece and nephew!

  6. lesley

    October 16, 2014

    this looks like a cool book. i have a mentally handicapped younger sister who would just love these types of projects and it keeps her mind going.

  7. jen

    October 16, 2014

    this book would inspire me to do fun crafts and activities with my little guys.
    signed, a non-crafty-but-wish-i-were mommy

  8. Kristen

    October 16, 2014

    Oh the inspiration this books holds. What a treasure!

  9. MARLENE

    October 16, 2014

    I love that everything I’ve seen from this book is like “back to basics/stay inside when it’s a rainy day” kind of play for both kids and parents!

  10. Carrie

    October 16, 2014

    I would love to win a copy! My craft motivation with my kids has been stagnant, so this would be a great lift!

  11. Nadine

    October 16, 2014

    My daughter and I spend our “special” time crafting. She started reading now, I think it would be a wonderful idea to let her read the instructions while doing what we love! the pictures seems delightful! I am looking forward reading this book

  12. Susanne

    October 16, 2014

    My tween and teen daughter love crafts and I will be purchasing this book, but it would be great to win it!!!!!

  13. Maria

    October 16, 2014

    I am always looking for inspiration to craft with my kids. They love it just as much as I do when we get crafty. With the winter approaching, this would be a perfect addition to the, “What should we do now?” list!

  14. Michelle

    October 16, 2014

    What a great collection of crafts! This would be perfect for days off of school and vacation. :)

  15. Grace

    October 16, 2014

    These are crafts the family will enjoy doing together!

  16. Kitty Morris

    October 16, 2014

    I would love to do the projects in this book with my son Roscoe. I’m putting it on my amazon list for sure.

  17. Urvi

    October 16, 2014

    This would be great to have on hand for rainy, boring days!

  18. Melissa Hudson

    October 16, 2014

    Would love to make these crafts with my grandchildren.

  19. Emily M

    October 16, 2014

    I would love to have this book to help keep my kiddos entertained this winter.

  20. Jessica

    October 16, 2014

    Low skill, high style! That sounds like something my daughter and I need. xxo

  21. Denise Beckand

    October 16, 2014

    I’m a crafter, can’t live without it!! Would love the inspiration <3

  22. Jennifer Turpen

    October 16, 2014

    My daughter asks me nearly every day, “Mom can you set up a craft for me?” While I am pretty creative, there are some days when mama is just too tired to think of something on her own. We would love this book!

  23. monet

    October 16, 2014

    her projects are so whimsical and fantastic. my kids would love them!

  24. Caroline

    October 16, 2014

    i love doing craft with my kid. It would be great to have this new addition.
    Caroline

  25. Sarah

    October 16, 2014

    With 3 young girls — we do craft and art projects almost daily. Would love to add this book to our collection!

  26. Anj Ami

    October 16, 2014

    I would love to earn the “Favorite Auntie” of the century award with my nephews & nieces & think this cute book would totally help me win! 😉

  27. Danijela

    October 16, 2014

    Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Beautiful book,love the photos and all that interesting crafts I could make with my daughter,especially tiger piñata and doll house.Thank you for the chance to win it.

  28. Rachel Cooper

    October 16, 2014

    I need some fresh ideas & new inspiration for things to create with my son. Thank you.

  29. Julie

    October 16, 2014

    How sweet and cute that book looks! I would love to own it. My little guy is just getting to the age when we can start doing crafts together. Today has been a hard mommy day (bad news from the dr) and this would be a great “cheer-me-up book” for the both of us.

  30. Kristin

    October 16, 2014

    I love Merilee’s creativity and simplicity in her approach. Her crafts are perfect for this pregnant mama of 3 kids

  31. Liesel

    October 16, 2014

    My daughter loves crafts and art and is always wanting to check out the art project books from the library! This would be so fun!!

  32. Cameron

    October 16, 2014

    I’d love to do some of these at my upcoming Crafternoons that I host with friends!

  33. Marcie Busath

    October 16, 2014

    With Winter on its way, I will be needing many new ideas for fun things to do with my littles (2&4). This looks like a wonderful compilation of great projects for a variety of ages. Beautiful book. Fingers crossed!

  34. Silvia

    October 16, 2014

    i would love to use this book to occupy my toddler. she’s getting into crafts and it would be nice to have a go to book that would help me since i’m not crafty at all!

  35. Bianca Andrea

    October 16, 2014

    I really do love crafting, I am just not good at making things up. I would love to win, thanks for introducing me to this beautiful book!

  36. Jennyroo

    October 16, 2014

    I have three crafty little boys, we can always use more inspiration! This book looks delightful!

  37. Laura Beck

    October 16, 2014

    We love crafting in our family. Is an excellent way to engage with your children. I will love to win

  38. Kallie B

    October 16, 2014

    I absolutely love doing projects with my 5 year old daughter! She’s really artistic and loves a good craft project.

  39. coral

    October 16, 2014

    Because I’ve been volunteer running a toddler craft/music class for the local salvation army and am always looking for simple projects that skew a little modern, aka I am the perfect candidate for this book!

  40. Melanie

    October 16, 2014

    The projects in this book are absolutely adorable…and would be so fun to do with my five kiddos!

  41. Shenna

    October 16, 2014

    Although I do not have any children of my own, I would love to have this book and create projects with my niece and nephews. I babysit them 3 times a week and we often make up games to play once they are done with their homework. Playful would be a great addition to my small collection of craft books.

  42. Peta Griffith

    October 16, 2014

    can’t wait to try these with my girls. projects for such a diverse age group and ability.

  43. Michelle Wysocki

    October 16, 2014

    I have three children who love to make things! Plus, I love a well designed book. Bit of a craft book hoarder. 😉

  44. Lea Anna

    October 16, 2014

    I have lots of small humans in my life I want to find fun projects for.

  45. Jodie Becht Cook

    October 16, 2014

    I do so many crafts with my 2 kids, as well as the 2 I care for as an in-home Pediatric RN…I would Love to add this book to my collection of fun ideas!

  46. Amy - Bead Bash

    October 16, 2014

    What a fantastic idea – we always used to make our halloween costumes when I was a kid but I hardly know of anyone who does it anymore. I think I need to buy some paper plates and come up with my own mask now!

  47. Judith

    October 16, 2014

    I would love to do so many of the crafts with my 4 kiddos, but the paper plate craft might also be great for our upcoming Halloween party !!

  48. Lee Leroux

    October 16, 2014

    I am a preschool teacher and this book is right up my alley , I love her blog , fingers and tootsies crossed ,neat giveaway Jordan Thank you :)

  49. Carly

    October 16, 2014

    I would love to win this to do crafts with my friend and her son! Since he speaks mostly Swedish so far, we bond mostly with activities – it would be so great to make creative crafty memories together!

  50. Em

    October 16, 2014

    Oh goodness – this is the best book! We are hooked on these masks and would be delighted with the treasured book in hand. Who wouldn’t want one on their shelf? Cheers!

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