Tate Kids



Make a Horse mask


You will need

  • 2 x A4 sheets of 160gsm card (thin card suitable for use in a printer)
  • Colour pencils or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Stapler
  • Elastic, ribbon or string

Tip: You could try using different coloured card for the ears and fringe!


To make

  • Print out both sheets of this mask design on to 160gsm card
  • Colour in with pencils or crayons (have a look at the Mask Gallery for other decorating ideas)
  • Cut out along the lines marked with a scissor symbol (remember: the dotted lines are fold lines!)
  • Curl the fringe and staple or glue in place
  • Fold the ear shapes along the dotted lines, overlap and staple to create a 3D ear. Staple both ears in place
  • Staple your elastic, ribbon or string to either side of the mask at the points marked with an ‘o’
  • Now you are ready to wear your mask and giddy-up!


Horse mask part 1

Horse mask part 2

© Vanessa Clifton-Lawrence 2003