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

068 braided ropeMiscellaneous Decorations

Birds Nests and Braids

Bird nest topknots and braids make fun additions to Kachina dolls and masks. These miscellaneous mix and match mask parts are formatted to fit the construct-a-mask template images. Print color book mask parts on card stock for best results so the finished masks will be sturdier.

Get creative with materials for creating and decorating the masks. Trace the mask parts onto colorful foam sheets for creating soft face masks. Decorate with cloth, leaves and pieces of fabrics.

Kachina Construct-A-Mask Craft Projects