We’ve lived in the South where Mardi Gras is a big deal. If you haven’t lived in the South, you may not realize that Mardi Gras is celebrated in cities all across the South, not just in New Orleans. I’m certainly no expert on Mardi Gras traditions, but I do know that there is so much more to it than what you’ve seen of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. In honor of our fond memories of Mardi Gras, here’s an easy Mardi Gras mask that anyone can make in 20 minutes.
I had a great time making this Mardi Gras mask with my daughter. It’s a fun craft project you can do with kiddos of all ages. True Mardi Gras masks cover more of the face, but this version is close enough to be fun.
The only three things you need to know to make your own Mardi Gras mask is to make it classy, to remember that flashier is better and traditional Mardi Gras colors are green, purple and gold.
Wood mask or glasses (thanks to Michaels for supplying mine)
Craft paint (I used fabric paint that was supplied by Tulip)
Rhinestones (mine were adhesive)
Hot glue gun
We painted the wood surface with craft paint and let it dry about 5 minutes. We chose yellow for the gold color.
We started by hot gluing a few purple and green feathers onto the mask and adding a couple of adhesive rhinestones.
While we liked our subtle Mardi Gras mask, we remembered that more is more and added some more embellishment with puffy paint.
Even our puppy was interested in celebrating Mardi Gras.
Really and truly, it only took less than 20 minutes to make this super easy Mardi Gras mask. Have you ever been to Mardi Gras?
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.