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

Topknots Double

Crowns Feather Topknots

Top off your Kachina mask with an oversized crown hair and feather topknot head dress

These crown, hair and feather topknots and headdress mask parts are split into two parts because they are too large to fit on one sheet of paper to fit the construct-a-mask format images. Print each side individually then color, cut out and paste to each side of the formatted construct-a-mask template images to create a large headdress for the mask. Print masks and parts on card stock for best results.

Use other materials 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. Color Book Hair and Feather Topknots