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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Decorative Panel Sections

Add decorative whorls of hair or wing panels to your construct-a-mask Hopi Kachina with these printable color book designs. Each color book printable is an elementary or beginning level rendition of fairly common styles of mask decoration created for young children to enjoy and become familiarize with native American culture.

These decorative wing and mask side sections mask parts are formatted to fit the construct-a-mask template images. Print masks and parts on card stock for best results. Experiment with creating wings from leaves, feathers and cloth and use other materials like string, yarn or paper strips for creating wing and mask side sections pieces. Trace the mask parts onto colorful foam sheets for creating soft face masks.

Decorative Wing and Mask Side Sections