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Heart Shaped Animal Masks | Cardboard Costumes

Heart Shaped Animal Masks

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Love can come in many disguises, but none will be as adorable as these animal masks. (At the heart of each mask is a heart!)


  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tongue depressor or paint stirrer


  1. Using a sheet of poster board, cut out two heart shapes large enough to cover a child's face. To make sure they're the same size, use the first cut-out as a guide to trace the second cut-out. Next, cut eyeholes in each, making sure the holes line up when you press the two pieces together.
  2. Glue the two pieces together, sandwiching a tongue depressor or paint stirrer between them.
  3. Using this basic shape, add elements to make various animal masks. To make a dog mask, for example, trace your child's shoes and cut them out to make floppy ears. A small heart makes the nose, a spot goes around the eye and a tongue completes the look.
  4. Don't forget to inscribe an endearment on the opposite side.