Emotion Box Head

Front side of the flap


  • Boxes that will fit over the kids’ heads - the large Goldfish boxes worked well

  • Misc. Supplies (Paper, scissors, tape, glue, markers, etc.)

  • Duct Tape


  1. Cut 3 edges of one side of the box to make a flap.

  2. Open the flap and cover the hole with duct tape. 

  3. Cut out eye holes in the duct tape side. 

  4. With anything, create a face on the outer side of the flap showing one emotion.

  5. Create another face on the duct tape side with a different emotion.

  6. To use, put on head with flap closed. Open it up to see another emotion!


  • If the box doesn't easily fit over the child's head, cut a slit up the back of the box as shown in the picture below.

The inside duct tape face

View from the back

Paper Bag Masks


  • Large paper bag, like those from grocery stores
  • Miscellaneous decorating materials
  • Scissors


  1. Open the bag and place over the child’s head. Mark where their eyes are on the front of the bag. On the sides, mark where the top of their shoulders are. Take the bag off.
  2. Cut out large holes where the eyes are marked as well as arches on the sides up to where the shoulder marks are.
  3. Lay the bag down and let the kid decorate the face.
  4. Put it back on and wear around.


  • Use the paper cut out from Step 2 to create little accessories or ears to glue onto the bag.

Paper Cutout Masks

paper cut out mask 2.JPG


  • Paper or cardstock in different colors
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Elastic string
  • Miscellaneous supplies for decorating


  1. Cut out a face of person, animal, etc. Don't forget to cut out eye holes, too!

  2. Punch one hole on the right side of the mask. Repeat on the opposite left side.

  3. Thread some elastic string through the holes and knot it. 

  4. Decorate the mask with anything.


  • The kids, especially the youngest group, had a fair amount of trouble with this project. It was difficult to make eye holes so that it actually worked as a mask. Have an adult cut the holes out. 

  • For the elastic, you may want to measure some around the wearer's head for reference of how much to use.