Use something as simple and everyday as egg cartons to create these beautiful masks. They’re like a menagerie of exotic birds.

This is the perfect  craft to do with your kids for Halloween.  It's from my Fall 2014 issue. You can instantly download the issueHERE or buy it in print HERE.

You will need:

egg cartons


X-acto knife

hot glue gun

craft paint/watercolors elastic ribbon

  1. Cut the flaps off the carton and turn it on its side.
  2. Cut off the 2 top compartments to use as the mask. See how it resembles a bird with eyes and a beak?
  3. Use an X-acto knife to cut out holes in the center of the eyes.
  4. Now comes the fun part. Using the rest of the carton, cut out feathers and other features and hot glue them to your mask. You can also use regular paper to create a longer beak.
  5. Paint all the parts of the mask using craft paint or watercolors.
  6. Hot glue an elastic ribbon to the back of the masks.


I always save my egg cartons to use later for crafting!

Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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