Make a Milk Jug Mask!

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This year, celebrate Halloween by making a mask out of recycled materials! 

Before starting this activity, be sure to get permission and ask for help.

What You Need

  • An empty gallon milk jug, completely washed out
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors (Get help from a grownup with this)
  • Yarn, ribbon or twine
  • Glue
  • Paint or Markers
  • Any other art materials you wish to use to decorate your mask.  Try to choose materials from around your house that would otherwise be thrown away such as old buttons, scrap paper, bottle tops, scrap fabric, etc.

What You Do

  1. Ask a grownup to cut your milk jug in half, making sure the edges are smooth and rounded.  The handle of the jug should be in the middle of your mask, where the nose will be.
  2.  Use your hole punch to make holes where you want the eyes, nose and mouth to be.  Then, ask a grownup to cut the holes, making sure the eyes are large enough for you to see out of.
  3.  Decorate your mask using whatever materials you want.  Remember to be creative when selecting your materials and try to use things that would otherwise be thrown away. 
  4. Punch two holes on either side of your mask.  Then, tie a piece of yarn, ribbon or twine through the holes to hold your mask in place.

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