Chinese Opera Mask

Make and design your own paper Chinese opera mask in a few easy steps.
Chinese Opera Mask craft


  • Printable white card stock
  • Crayons or paint
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Hole punch
  • Rubber bands or elastic string

Safety Tips

  • Keep the craft knife out of children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Chinese Opera Mask 1. Print-out either the blank mask template or the ready-to-color mask template from our Chinese Opera Mask templates.
Step 2 Chinese Opera Mask 2. If you chose the blank mask template, draw designs to create a character for your mask. Click here for some samples of Chinese opera mask designs.
Step 3 Chinese Opera Mask 3. Color or paint your mask.
Step 4 Chinese Opera Mask Ask for an adult's help.4. Cut out the mask including the eyeholes.
Step 5 Chinese Opera Mask Ask for an adult's help.5. You may cut a slit along the bottom of the nose to allow for some breathing room when you wear the mask.
Step 6 Chinese Opera Mask 6. Punch holes on opposite sides of the mask. These holes should be at the same level as your ears.
Step 7 Chinese Opera Mask 7. Attach a rubber band on each hole and wear the mask.