Who knew a coloring page could be an integral part of your child's homemade Halloween costume? Our free, printable Halloween skeleton mask is our inaugural monthly coloring page from children's author-illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.
Each month Melanie will be contributing a unique, free coloring page for readers of What Do We Do All Day. Kids always love homemade costumes better than store bought and this month your kids can take their Halloween skeleton costume to the next level with a groovy mask that they can jazz up and color to their liking.
The mask's resemblance to traditional sugar skulls, means the mask is perfect for Halloween or Day of the Dead!
Halloween Skeleton Mask Instructions
Not only are the skeleton mask instructions easy, but the printable mask is totally free.
- Mask coloring page (get it below)
- Paper, we suggest card stock or other heavy paper
- Crayons, colored pencils or markers
- Hole puncher
- 2 lengths of ribbon
Step by Step
First, print out the coloring page (By clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service* see end of post) -->: Mask coloring page
Next, color the mask however you want!
Cut out the mask from the rest of the coloring page.
Use the hole puncher to put a hole on either side of the mask.
Thread one of the ribbons through a hole and gently tie in a knot. Repeat on the other side of the mask with the second length of ribbon.
Finally, tie the mask on and go out trick or treating for candy!
About the Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg loves celebrating Halloween and Day of the Dead in her Brooklyn neighborhood
She's also an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Eric Carle Museum and her books have been featured as a NY Times Great Children's Read. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
One of Melanie's favorite parts of being an author/illustrator is talking about her craft with students at libraries and in classrooms. You can learn more about author visits (virtual or in-person) at her website.
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