Easy Paper Halloween Masks (No Eye Holes to cut!)

easy printable Halloween masks

This easy Halloween mask craft is perfect for a group of kids, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!

Check out these fun and simple printable Halloween masks! I don’t know why but kids love masks. These paper masks are perfect for a group of kids and sooo easy because you don’t have to cut out all of those eye holes!

Get the Free Halloween Mask Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 15 minutes of cutting.

girl with paper cat mask

The kids can pick between the witch mask, bat mask, Frankenstein mask, or the cat mask.

Did you know Halloween costumes have been around since at least 1585? If you want some background on Halloween costumes, check out Wikipedia’s Halloween Page.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your easy Halloween mask craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Halloween Mask Template

Download the Free Halloween Mask Printable. You will be stapling the template to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

All four of the mask templates come with the Halloween Mask PDF file.

pages of Halloween mask craft printable
Choose which mask to make, or make them all!

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Craft Shapes

Once you have the print outs, staple them to cardstock or construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.

Use cardstock for the main mask shapes

You will want to use cardstock for the main mask shapes as it’s more durable. Construction paper will still work, but the masks may not last long, especially with younger children (preschool). Because there’s no eye holes, you will be able to cut out as many masks as you need very quickly (see detail instructions below).

halloween mask template stapled and ready to cut
print the main mask templates and staple them to multiple sheets of cardstock before cutting. Cut out multiple masks at a time.

Use construction paper for the mask decorations

You can use construction paper for the mask decorations. For the decorations like the stars or cat’s nose and ears, feel free to use construction paper, it will work great.

halloween mask printable stapled and ready to cut
Print the templates and cut them out. Then staple the mask decoration templated to multiple pieces of construction paper. This way, you can cut out multiple shapes at one time.

Cutting out multiple masks at one time

If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of construction paper or 5 sheets of cardstock.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of construction paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: Cut out eyes for Bat Mask (or Use Googly Eyes)

I’ve included a template for the bat’s eyes. You can always choose to use googly eyes or have the kids draw their own. If you want to use the template, here’s how.

Cutting out the eyes is a little bit more difficult because you want to keep the printed outline for the craft. You will need to print or copy the eye page for as many as you need. Again, you can cut the template in half to save paper.

Staple the pages together and cut out multiple pieces at once. Just make sure you line the paper up perfectly before stapling. Hold them up to the light and rotate the paper until they all line up.

I used the same eyes in my shark craft and you can see how I cut them in my shark video (at the 2:38 time mark):

So, line up all those bat eyeballs and get cutting!

Step 4: How to Assemble

The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!

easy printable Halloween masks
The kids can pick their favorite mask to make: witch mask, bat mask, Frankenstein mask, or the cat mask.

Witch Mask

  1. glue the green nose to the bottom part of the black hat
  2. glue the hair onto both sides of the hat
  3. glue on the hat belt and draw on the buckle
  4. glue on stars
  5. finally, add your elastic or ribbon. If you’re using the barbed elastic cord, you can just poke each metal end of the elastic through the paper on either side of the hat. And you’re done! If you’re using ribbon, you will need to punch a hole on one side of the mask. Tie a length of ribbon to the hole. Repeat on the other side of the mask. Then, you can tie the ribbons together at the back of the child’s head for a perfect fit!
  6. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.

Bat Mask

  1. glue on the paper eyes or if you have googly eyes those work too!
  2. glue on the teeth and the stars
  3. finally, add your elastic or ribbon. If you’re using the barbed elastic cord, you can just poke each metal end of the elastic through the paper on either side of the mask. And you’re done! If you’re using ribbon, you will need to punch a hole on one side of the mask. Tie a length of ribbon to the hole. Repeat on the other side of the mask. Then, you can tie the ribbons together at the back of the child’s head for a perfect fit!
  4. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.
easy printable Halloween masks

Frankenstein Mask

  1. glue the hair to the top of the mask
  2. glue the black bolts to both sides of the mask
  3. draw on a scar – optional
  4. finally, add your elastic or ribbon. If you’re using the barbed elastic cord, you can just poke each metal end of the elastic through the paper on either side of the mask. And you’re done! If you’re using ribbon, you will need to punch a hole on one side of the mask. Tie a length of ribbon to the hole. Repeat on the other side of the mask. Then, you can tie the ribbons together at the back of the child’s head for a perfect fit!
  5. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.

Cat Mask

  1. glue on the pink pieces of the ears
  2. glue on the nose
  3. glue on whiskers (optional)
  4. finally, add your elastic or ribbon. If you’re using the barbed elastic cord, you can just poke each metal end of the elastic through the paper on either side of the mask. And you’re done! If you’re using ribbon, you will need to punch a hole on one side of the mask. Tie a length of ribbon to the hole. Repeat on the other side of the mask. Then, you can tie the ribbons together at the back of the child’s head for a perfect fit!
  5. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.

And you’re done!!

These printable Halloween masks are sure to be a hit this Halloween. And they are easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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