Colour in an animal mask

Mask making is always a popular activity with primary-aged kids, but older kids can enjoy it too – how colourful and creative can they make their masks?

Just print them out on A4 paper, colour them in and cut them out. Use string to create a band to hold it on your head, or stick it on an up-cycled lollypop stick and hold it up.

Below we have some different animal masks to chose from.

  • Chick – perfect for Spring to celebrate new life
  • Seal – become a harbour seal which is one of Scotland’s ‘Big 5’
  • Badger – badgers live underground and rely on their keen sense of smell. Could you navigate like a badger when you wear the mask?
  • Frog – practice your frog jumps!
  • Butterfly – use your favourite colours to become a beautiful butterfly
  • Basking shark – the second largest fish, but don’t worry they only eat plankton by opening their mouths very wide! What can you catch in your mouth?
  • Owl – owls can almost twist their heads 360°, spin your mask around your head to copy them


What you will need:

  • Printer
  • A4 card
  • Colouring crayons, pencils or pens
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • String or elastic (optional)
  • Lollypop stick (optional)

How to make your mask:

  1. Click on the link below and print out the mask on an A4 sheet of card
  2. Colour in the chick
  3. Cut out the template including the eyes (but not the beak!)
  4. Use a hole punch to make a hole on each side of the mask
  5. Thread a piece of string or elastic through the holes and tie off to make the head strap


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Time to complete

30 minutes

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Expressive Arts (art and design, drama)


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