Acting Out: DIY Costume Masks Perfect for Preschoolers  

Just in time for Halloween, add two favorite friends to your preschooler’s role play repertoire with our DIY Pete the Cat® and Shelby the pug mask templates! Follow the directions below and let the creative pretend play begin, OR add the optional costume pieces for trick-or-treat-ready costumes!

  1. Choose your mask—or make both!—and print it out. Click here for the downloadable Pete the Cat mask template or here for the Shelby mask template.
    PTC_Mask Shelby_Mask
  1. Use crayons and markers to color the masks.Coloring Pete Mask
  1. Cut out the template. Older kids can try this themselves, using child-safe scissors, for a bit of fine motor practice. Don’t forget to cut out the eye holes!
  1. Snip the side holes, measure a piece of elastic string to fit around your child’s head, and string the elastic through the holes, securing it with a knot.

Pete the Cat Mask

To complete your Pete the Cat costume, add:

  • A blue sweat suit or blue leggings/pants and long-sleeved blue tee
  • Red or white high top sneakers
  • Optional: yellow coat with four colorful buttons

To complete your Shelby costume, add:

  • A tan sweat suit or tan leggings/pants and a long-sleeved tan tee
  • A blue collar with faux diamond studs
  • A pin-on, curly cue pipe cleaner in tan or brown
  • Optional: white bone cut from construction paper

We’d love to see pix of your Halloween honeys in whichever costume they choose – let us know below what your kiddos plan on dressing as this year and be sure to share photos on Facebook!

Download DIY Pete the Cat Mask TemplatePTC_Mask

Download DIY Shelby Mask Template


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