Tate Kids



Make a Queen Elizabeth I mask


You will need

  • 1 x A4 sheet of 160gsm card (thin card suitable for use in a printer)
  • Colour pencils or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Stapler
  • Elastic, ribbon or string
  • Sticky tape
  • Pea cane or a stick
  • If you have them: sequins, stars, fake fur, wool

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. Look closely at the painting of Queen Elizabeth I and the Mask Gallery for more ideas
  • Cut out along the lines marked with a scissor symbol
  • Decorate with sequins and stars for jewels. You could also use wool or fake fur for Elizabeth’s hair!
  • Staple the elastic, ribbon or string on to the sides of the mask where you see the ‘o’
  • Tape the stick or pea cane into place on the back or your mask’s chin

Now, I wonder what your character will say?



Queen Elizabeth I mask

© Vanessa Clifton-Lawrence 2003