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woodland animal masks

Woodland Animal Masks

Although we may be limited in where we can go physically while we are practicing social distancing, there are no limits to where our imaginations can take us. My daughter has driven this point home repeatedly over the course of the past two weeks. Her vivid imagination has taken her on adventures to foreign and magical lands and has allowed her to escape the drudgery of our apartment. She has made me realize that it really is as simple as deciding where you want to go and who you want to be in that moment. I created these woodland animal masks to spark her imagination and inspire her to take new journeys (possibly into an enchanted forest or two, but who knows?). I hope that they inspire your little ones, as well.

One of the great things about this project is that it is perfect for children. As long as they have safety scissors, they can make their own woodland animal masks using materials that you probably have lying around the house. The other great thing about this project is that it’s quick, easy and fun. Let’s get started!


  • cardstock paper
  • printer
  • ribbon
  • hole puncher (optional)
  • scissors

First, download and print the masks. Next, cut curt around the perimeter of the mask, following the heavy black line. Carefully cut out the eyes and the holes at each side of the mask. A hole punch will make this task much easier, but you can get by without it. Cut two pieces of ribbon that are approximately 12 inches long. Slip one through each of your holes and knot the end to secure it.

And just like that, the mask is complete. However, I should warn you that making it is just the beginning. The real fun begins once your child slips it on. Get prepared for their imaginations to run wild and free!

woodland animal masks
woodland animal masks