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photo of girl wearing black Boo black face mask for Halloween while holding up hands

Boo! Face Mask for a Safer Halloween

By Brenda Ponnay

We know you like crafts that take the least amount of fuss. So, here’s the easiest one yet in our series of DIY costumes with face masks for a Safer Halloween during the COVID pandemic!

Have you seen the skeleton face mask, cat face mask, or jack o’ lantern face mask we made for kids to incorporate into their Halloween costumes? This year, the CDC has recommended that children make face masks a part of their Halloween costumes.

overhead photo of supplies to make Boo face mask for Halloween

Supplies needed to make a Boo-Tastic Face Mask:

  • one black pre-washed black cloth face mask
  • iron-on letters that spell the word: BOO (bonus points if you can find an exclamation point too)
  • an iron and a clean cotton cloth (following iron-on packaging directions)

three photos showing how to apply iron letters to a back face mask and then a girl wearing it

We don’t even really need to write out directions for this Halloween face mask tutorial. Just follow the directions on the packaging of your iron-on letters and you’ll be good to go! But there are some tricks we learned when we made ours.

Trick number one: center the letter “O” first and iron it on the center line of the face mask. Then position the letter “B” and the other “O” on each side of that middle “O.”  This will save you a headache, trust us. Getting a three-lettered word centered can be tricky! Add that exclamation point in there and you get even more bonus points.

Trick number two: wear a Halloween cobweb table topper as a shawl (see below) and you’ll look extra creepy and festive.

photo a girl wearing Boo Face Mask for Halloween

Happy Halloween! Remember to stay extra safe and follow the CDC’s safety guidelines.

More in the series on Costume Face Masks for a Safer Halloween:

1. Skeleton Face Mask & Costume tutorial
2. Cat Face Mask & Costume tutorial
3. Jack O’ Lantern Face Mask tutorial

 

Photography by Maria Changsek.

About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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