Kachina Mask Mix and Match

Make a Kachina doll or mask with printable designs in "Paper Kachina Masks for Young Children." Elementary or beginning level color book renditions of common and known kachina types created for young children to enjoy and become familiarize with native American culture.  Mix and match, color and paste these mask decorations onto blank mask template images to create your own, unique kachina masks.

Materials to Use

Some materials you can use to decorate your Kachina mask:

  • Tempura or (child safe) paint
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Sharpie or Magic Markers
  • Sequins and glitter
  • Yarn, thick and colorful
  • Colorful foam craft sheets
  • Glass, wooden or plastic beads
  • Clean feathers
  • Fabric scraps
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard tube (paper towel, toilet paper, gift wrap tubes)
  • Styrofoam balls and shapes
  • Paper Glue
  • Tape
  • Construction paper
  • Play Dough or Colorful Clay
  • Colorful Felt
  • Balloons and Paper Maché

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Collars and Neck Decorations for  Kachina Masks

Finish the Hopi Kachina doll or mask with colorful neck collar printable designs. These over-sized collars and neck decorations mask parts are formatted to fit the construct-a-mask template images. Print masks and parts on heavy duty paper such as card stock for best results since you'll want a stiff, solid surface upon which to affix the feathers, hair and other mix and match parts available to decorate the masks.

Use a selection of different materials, such as cloth, feathers or branches for creating collars and neck pieces. Trace the mask parts onto colorful foam sheets for creating soft face masks. Try creating collars from leaves, feathers and cloth. Elementary or beginning level color book child craft renditions of fairly common kachina types will help children familiarize themselves with native American culture.