Make an African Mask - dltk-kids Instructions: Freehand draw the facial pieces onto corrugated cardboard (old boxes). Cut them out. If you want some facial pieces to stick out more: freehand draw the shield/mask shape on a large piece of cardboard. Cut it out. Cut out eye holes. At this point you can just glue all of African Paper Plate Mask | Kids' Crafts | Fun Craft Ideas Paint dots, lines, and patterns according to the African tribal mask you have in mind. You can go with a single color such as white or make the mask as colorful as you like. 6 Add some hair.