Costume Craft: Rainbow Zebra Masks

By Emy Sloan


Zeeeeebras!! My kids LOVE zebras. I don’t know what it is, there’s just something about them. They’re always a hot topic in our house. Especially with my son. I’ve been asking him what he wants to be for Halloween this year and he keeps saying “A zebra!!”

I’ve looked all over the place for zebra costumes, I’m still not sure how to pull this one off. The other day my amazingly sweet neighbor sent me an image of a printable zebra mask. FABULOUS idea. I decided to make my own variation using paper plates. Even if it wasn’t a costume per se- at least the kids would be getting some kind of a zebra fix!


Zebra Craft: Rainbow Zebra Masks


Paper plates

Black marker



Hole Punch

Ribbon or Yarn



I drew two similar designs on paper plates with a black permanent marker. I added little ears that we could cut out and attach to the top of the masks afterwards. The kids used water colors to paint their zebras. After the paint was dry they anxiously watched me cut their masks out, punch holes and tie on the ribbon colors of their choice.



They were so excited to try them on and head next door to “surprise” our neighbor!! (Little did they know that they would be getting an early trick-or-treat candy too! An added bonus!)




It was a great time. When all was said and done, after all the excitement had passed, I asked my son what he wanted to be for Halloween. He looked right at me with a big smile on his face and said “A giraffe!!!”

Oh boy 🙂


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