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If your kids are big fans of the classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, they will love dressing up as Max and the Monsters with this fun recycled cardboard pasta DIY mask!

Make a bunch of these masks for an easy, last minute Halloween costume, for a Where the Wild Things are party theme, or just for some fun pretend play action with your kids. It’s an imaginative book craft to go along with reading the engaging tale.

You can also make these cute Where the Wild Things Are paper tube characters to go along with the masks.

Where the Wild Things Are Pasta Mask – Material:

  • Cardboard
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Pen
  • Cutter (xacto knife)
  • wooden stick
  • Paint & paintbrush
  • Colored Pasta (paint different pasta shapes in lots of colors)


Step 1. Cut your cardboard into a face shape; cut ears, horns, eyes, nose, mouth.

Step 2. Glue all the parts together.

Step 3. I did 2 monsters so 2 faces and Max. You just have to repeat steps 1 and 2.

Step 4. Now you can paint your faces. Allow to dry.

Step 5. Glue your pasta into your masks and allow to dry.

Step 6. Turn your mask on the other side and tape your wooden stick to the back of your mask. If you want you can glue the stick as well.

You are done! Repeat step 5 and 6 for the others faces.

Aren’t these cardboard pasta mask so fun? You can let your imagination run wild and create so many fun faces with them.

Check out TONS more Halloween ideas for kids and lots more creative arts and crafts for kids.

Marie-Laure, is an Architect first, a mom of two, but also a Do It Yourself kind of girl. She LOVES CRAFTING. Her blog La Maison de Loulou is a piece of her with simple and fun crafts, ideas, projects, and activities to do with your kids at anytime. Her children Louise and Roman are her inspiration and all the DIY’s are made for them to have fun. Toys, games, costumes..she loves exploring the kids world with her own twist.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.