In honor of Cinco de Mayo next week I give you luchador masks! These are so easy and fun to make, your kids will have a blast with them. Especially if they like Nacho Libre. Which we do. Doesn't Elliott have some mad skills? He loves showing off his muscles. A real luchador mask would cover the whole face, but I think the half version is better for kids. And the best part? You most likely already have everything you would need to make some of your own. So let's get started!
First step! Take a paper plate and cut it in half.
Next, grab your choice of duct tape and lay strips of tape to cover the plate.
Trim the excess tape along the edges of the plate. You can use scissors or an xacto knife.
This part is important! Cut some slits into the edges of the plate evenly spaced. This will let you fold it over and mold it a little around your kid's face.
If you need the mask to fit a smaller face, you can fold the slits over each other and hot glue them in place. I tried this for Elliott but ended up having to undo it since he's got a big noggin.
Cut out your eyes with an xacto knife. Keep the part you cut out!
Use the cut out eyes as a guide to make some fancy detailing around the eyes on the mask. Just lay a strip of tape down on the cutting mat and cut away!
Now grab a hole punch and punch holes on each side of the mask. Try and make them as even as possible. Then tie on some colorful string.
And you are done! If you want, you can cut out a nose hole too. Just use some scissors or your xacto knife. I thought Elliott wouldn't mind having his nose covered by the mask, but he did.