Searching around for Crafternoon ideas, I came across this great post at Prudent Baby. Cute animal masks! Free templates! Score!
We modified things a little bit — instead of felt, we cut the masks from foam. For the eye parts, we used sticky-back SPARKLE foam. I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but there is! And instead of string or ribbon for the ties, we used pipe cleaners. (It can be hard for kids to tie the strings onto the masks, but I find they can usually twist the pipe cleaners themselves.) Then, to decorate, lots of stick-on jewels!