Today I will be sharing some kid’s Easter favors that were inexpensive and easy to make.
These cute chicks and bunny hand held masks are made of a thin wood which I purchased at Joann’s Fabric and Craft store for $1.00 each.
They were unpainted and were intended to be painted by kids with a pattern already stamped on the masks. For my purpose it was better for me to paint them, since I wanted to add to the kid’s dinner table as favors.
Here are the things you will need to make the masks:
– purchased wood masks (Joann’s Fabric and Crafts)
– acrylic paints
– sponge brush
– small stencil brush
– raffia or ribbon
– pen or marker
– stencil brush (optional)
I had to give the masks several coats of paint since I was covering up the stamped pattern.
I made a simple template from card stock and stenciled on the noses and used a permanent pen or marker to add other simple details like lines for whiskers and eye lashes.
I also stenciled blush cheeks on both the bunny and the chick using a small amount of acrylic paint dabbing the brush on a paper towel until almost dry before applying.
As a tip, adding cheek blush has always added the extra special touch when painting on wood or on paper when making cards or tags.
After the masks were dry and all the extra touches added, I tied green raffia around the chick and I glued a ribbon on the bunny.
So cute, and don’t you think they will add a bunch of fun to taking great Easter photos?