Carnivale Masks

Age Range: 5 - 10 years
Time Required: 10 - 20 minutes
Fundamental: World Guiding, Guiding Traditions, Promise & Law
Everyone loves a Carnivale Celebration! Make these masks as gifts, for a family celebration or while exploring other cultures at your Unit meetings

Materials Needed

  • Printed mask template on card or thick paper. Download the Junior Guide masks here  and Pre Junior Guide masks here  .
  • Textas, pencils or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Elastic & stapler
  • Tape or glue
  • Feathers, jewel stickers & sequins (optional)


  1. Choose a mask template you would like to decorate
  2. Using your textas, pencils or crayons, colour in your mask
  3. Carefully cut around the mask, you may need some help to cut out the eye holes
  4. You can then add sequins, feathers & sparkly jewel stickers to decorate your mask
  5. Then either cut a strip of card and attach it with tape to the backside of your mask so you can hold it up in front of your eyes
    OR tie/staple some elastic to either side of the mask (near the ears).
    Measure the length of elastic needed by holding the mask up to your face. If stapling or taping, tie a knot in the ends of the elastic before you attach it to the mask.

As a Girl Guide, How Can I Lead This Activity?

As a Girl Guide you can make these masks at home, why not make them for a family birthday party or to give to your friends to brighten their day.

As a Unit Leader, How Can I Make This Activity Girl Led?

As a Unit Leader this simple activity could be suggested to a Patrol Leader for Patrol time or for a Patrol Leaders night.

As a Unit, how can we make sure everyone is included?

As a Unit these masks could be made as part of a World Guiding Night or for a colourful Promise or Going Up Ceremony.

Follow Up Questions and Reflections

What can we do differently next time?
What other activities could you do with your new skills?
How did it make you feel?
What did you like or dislike?
What did you learn?

Activity source and acknowledgements


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