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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Tall and Short Feathers

Put the finishing touch on your Kachina Doll or mask with these decorative color book craft feathers. Decorate your construct a kachina mask with these simple, elementary color book feather arrangements formatted to fit the construct-a-mask template images. Refer to the historic designs to make a relatively authentic looking mask or let imagination go and invent your own personal kachina design. These renditions of fairly common kachina head dress types may help young children enjoy and become familiarize with native American cultures.

Use other materials for creating feathers. Trace the mask parts onto colorful foam sheets for creating soft face masks. Experiment with creating feathers from foam sheets, felt, paper, or wire pipe cleaners.