Felt masks are so easy to make! This unicorn mask was inspired by my rainbow unicorn obsession. For the past 6+ months I’ve been perfecting my unicorn birthday shirt and getting immersed in unicorn birthday everything!
I made my first felt mask last year. I wanted to make Aidan a monster mask for pretend play. He loved wearing it and it was so easy to make that I started making a ton more, figuring they would be fun party favors for his monster birthday party. I started adapting my basic mask template to create a cat, panda, and owl for him too.
This kids unicorn mask template can actually fit adults too – it just depends on how long you make your elastic or ribbons for tying it on. Grab your felt stash, scissors, glue, and craft away!
- Free unicorn mask template: PDF download
- Fabric marker
- Stiff felt for the main mask color (or regular felt and fusible interfacing, to stiffen it up)
- Small felt scraps in other colors
- Glitter cardstock for the horn
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon or elastic to fit around child’s head (I used 20″ lengths of ribbon on each side but a 10″ strip of elastic works as well)
Felt Unicorn Mask Instructions
1. First, print the pattern linked above. I print on cardstock so it will withstand lots of tracing for multiple masks.
2. Cut out the paper pattern pieces.
3. If your felt isn’t very thick or stiff, trace the pattern for the main mask onto a piece of fusible interfacing first to give it more structure. Cut it out, then place it on your felt and iron on according to directions.
4. For stiff felt, simply trace the pattern pieces on your felt using a fabric marker and cut out.
5. Glue the pieces together using hot glue, gluing the glitter horn down first before the hair.
6. You can go a step further and top stitch in matching thread around all of your embellishments to make it look more professional and to add durability but it’s really not necessary.
7. For the tie, you can use either ribbon or elastic. I chose ribbon so that it could look like a colorful unicorn mane against the child’s hair. I cut 20″ strips of different colors and then curled them by scraping them against the blade of my scissors. I sewed them to the very edges of the mask for durability. You could attach them with hot glue them as well.
If using elastic, cut it to fit around your child’s head sew to the edges of your mask. A 10″ strip of elastic is perfect for a toddler-sized mask.
8. Realize this was so easy and so much fun that you want to make a million unicorn masks! If you do, these would be amazing unicorn birthday party favors! (See all my unicorn party posts here, plus more ideas on this Pinterest board.)
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