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Printable Purim Masks! (Vashti and Haman) by Brenda Ponnay for

Printable Purim Masks!

By Brenda Ponnay

I’ve always loved the story of Esther–the beautiful Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from an evil advisor to the king who was plotting to kill all the Israelites in the land. This story is still celebrated today in a Jewish holiday called Purim which this year starts at sundown this Saturday (March 11th) and ends the evening of Sunday, March 12th.

characters from the story of Esther

To bring some of that fun of Purim here I thought I would create some easy printable face masks that you can download and print at home and play along. Have your children act out the parts as you read them the ancient story.


Click to print:

King Ahasuerus (aka King Xerxes)
Queen Vashti
Queen Esther

Queen Vashti is suspicious

Simply print and cut then carefully cut out the black eye-holes. You can attach a dowel or popsicle stick to hold the mask to your face or even punch holes and attach some elastic string.

Queen Esther in her tent.

Chag Purim Sameach! (Happy Purim Holiday!)

Published March 6, 2012. Last updated March 10, 2017.
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. 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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  • schoolhouselife

    March 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for these! my kids will love them!

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  • sarita

    March 14, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Thank you for the wonderful masks.I’m going to use them today in our Kids Bible class.
    God bless you

  • Susan

    March 14, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Hey, thank you very much for this printable. I think this will be very good to present the Esther story for children in the sunday school 🙂

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  • Jody

    June 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you for this printable. Using it tomorrow after I laminate it.  This will help keep the interests of my 3 year olds. 

  • nina

    August 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    thank you so muchthis helped me while preparing sunday school story. God bless

  • Debbie

    October 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I notice it says, “for personal use only” when I printed  out the masks.  
    Can I copy them for my church childcare?
    Yours in Christ,

    • Isabel Kallman

      Isabel Kallman

      October 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Yes! As long as you are not selling them, that is fine. Thank you for asking. 🙂

  • Hanneke

    March 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you so much for the mask! We had a lot of fun today at sundayschool.

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  • Susan

    January 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for the masks!! They are beautiful and very colorful! I have Primaries so it’s sometimes difficult to get them to focus but this should do it!!

  • Ruth

    February 3, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Do you print these out on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper or do you need something bigger? What size paper do you need for these? I don’t want to use a lot of color on a test page.

    • Brenda

      February 3, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Yes, these were designed to print on 8.5×11.  🙂

    • Isabel Kallman

      Isabel Kallman

      February 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      yes! 8.5 x 11 inch paper.

  • Debra Thomas

    May 21, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I was THRILLED to find these masks to help teach the Esther account at Camp Ida this coming June. However, I cannot seem to get the entire masks and all its colors and parts to print. What am I doing wrong? Help!

  • Tania

    July 28, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    thanks for sharing great resource, I’ll use it in class this Saturday in the summer club, greetings from Mexico. blessings

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    March 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you ! We had fun making and using them. Happy Purim from Japan!

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