Mask Making #ad #craftmonth

Review it Rah-shay By Mar 09, 2014 37 Comments

To get ready for Mardi Gras, my library held a mask making drop in program with materials provided by Oriental Trading. Here is a review and some pictures from the day.


The masks with and without the arms

The masks with and without the arms


In addition to the Color Your Own Mardi Gras Glasses and Self Adhesive jewels provided by Oriental Trading, the library provided crayons, markers, ribbons and strwas for children to create their own unique masks.

In attendance were children as young as seven and as old as fifteen. We used crayons and markers to color the masks and then a variety of jewels, feathers and ribbons to make a unique mask for ourselves.

The children and myself enjoyed decorating the masks. It was fun to create a unique look. These masks fit the older children better. they were a bit large for the younger children but improvisations were made and the children used scissors to cut the arms off and attached straws wrapped with colorful ribbons to the side to create a handle.

Below is a gallery of images from the event showcasing the materials we used as well as the creativity of the children.



To create your own Mask Making event, check out the Oriental Trading website. And since March is National Craft Month they are offering $3.99 flat rate shipping all month long. Through 3/31/14, use offer code ACMAR14 for this special shipping discount.

Self Adhesive jewels: They can be found on the site here

Color Your Own Mardi-Gras Glasses. These can be found on the site here



r’s note: This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

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  1. Those masks came out awesome!! I love them, I order stuff from Oriental Trading all the time – they have awesome stuff.

  2. Kristen Greazel says:

    I made mardi gras masks back in the day when I led a girl scout troop. How nice that all the materials came together! Looks like a fun time!

  3. I love masks like these. They are just so festive, in my opinion. You are so talented and creative, I love how they came out.

  4. Rosey says:

    Hurrah for Craft Month!! These look like they’d be fun to make for/with the kids. 🙂

  5. Terry says:

    Those Mardi Gras Glasses turned out great. I have enough left over craft supplies from other projects that I could probably make a few pairs of these.

  6. Those are so cute and colorful. I have not had time to do any crafts for a while now, maybe we can try these out now that we are settled down a bit.

  7. What a fun idea for the kiddos. They came out great too! Perfect for Mardi Gras

  8. Liz Mays says:

    Those are really a fun idea and you can be so creative from the basic starting point. Really a fun craft idea.

  9. Mandy Young Carter says:

    Those are super pretty! WE love making "photobooth" props and these would be perfect!

  10. Beth says:

    These look really fun! Very colorful :). My kids love to try new crafts. I’m not a crafty person, but maybe we’ll make some masks this week.

  11. Always love these little crafts!!!! 🙂

  12. Erica Buteau says:

    I love Oriental Trading. They always have lots of neat projects for a group available to purchase. These Mardi Gras masks are super cute!

  13. Ashley Bunker says:

    I love Oriental Trading! Those masks are a clever idea and they came out great too!

  14. Ashley Gill says:

    Very Cool!! What a great way to get the community involved in Mardi Gras! I love your design!

  15. Scott says:

    That’s a really cute idea for a mardi gras party. And at a great price too!

  16. Alice Chase says:

    Oriental Trading has the best prices on group crafts too! Having a 9-10 yr old girl we are always making a lot of craft days with her friends!

  17. Lawna says:

    What a cute craft, especially for girls. I may even enjoy making these!

  18. becca says:

    How fun and creative. I love doing crafts I’m just not good at them.

  19. Very cute! I like that you can do all the colors you want!

  20. Triplezmom says:

    That looks like a really fun activity. I love visiting the library for these kinds of activities!

  21. They are so beautiful and well done! I haven’t heard of Oriental Trading. Looking at their website right now.

  22. Pam Hudson says:

    I didn't realize March is National Craft month! These are beautiful and look like they were so much fun to make. I have used Oriental Trading many times in the past and they are great.

  23. Sarah Bailey says:

    They are so pretty – I think it’s so cool you have a national craft month – I wonder if we have one too .x

  24. Super cute! I recently found out it was national craft month. I’m tempted to get crafty; I have no clue what to make as yet.

  25. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love Oriental Trading Company for the best crafting supplies! The prices are great too!

  26. April says:

    This looks like an easy and fun project! I love Oriental Trading….I used to order from them all the time when I was a Girl Scout leader.

  27. Theresa says:

    I love Oriental Trading. We usually shop there at Halloween for their awesome party favors.

    And your masks turend out awesome!

  28. Just lovely and so creative! I wish I had seen this before a Mardi Gras party I attended last week!

  29. These are beautiful – I couldn’t have done one for myself – so hard, lol. but it’s so creative!

  30. Valerie Gray says:

    I didn't know there was a national craft month. These are colorful and look fun!

  31. Amanda Love says:

    That is really neat! My daughter has always wanted one of these masks but wants to buy it. Maybe I can show her this and let her know it’s cheaper to make her own.

  32. How fun! This would be a great project to do with my son. He’s big into coloring these days!

  33. Katherine Gilbert says:

    Oh my goodness These masks are so cute. Sounds like you all had a great time.

  34. Nikki says:

    Those masks are adorable! Love how easy they are to make too.

  35. Le-an Lacaba says:

    I love the pretty designs! I’d love to make one of my own.

  36. What a great fun craft. Lately it seems everyone is interested in Mardi Gras so this is a great fit.

  37. What a fun project! I like easy crafts that can be used and then tossed later on. I don’t have a lot of space to keep everything and inexpensive options that you can customize are my favorite items.

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