We are going to be doing a lot of mask and hat making this month with our fairytale theme. To start, we will be making a unicorn mask from a paper plate. Paper plates are one of my favorite art supplies because they are incredibly versatile and they’re ridiculously cheap.

Your preschooler well love engaging their creative side and creating a unicorn mask that they can wear and use for dramatic play.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Required Materials

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Unicorn Mask Template


*Paper Plate

*Pipe Cleaners

*Hole Punch


Step #1

Print out the Paper Plate Unicorn Mask Template.

Step #2

Color and cut out the template.

Step #3

Cut out the center of a paper plate.

Step #4

Glue the horn to the top of the paper plate and glue the ears to either side.

Step #5

Use a hole punch to create holes along the top of the plate.

Step #6

Thread pipe cleaners through the holes and twirl them around your fingers to give them texture.

Teacher Tip

I cut the pipe cleaners in half to keep them from being too long. We also added some flower stickers along the top to give it a little extra touch of fun, and to add in a little extra fine motor practice.

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