This blog post and Earth Month Craft was made in partnership with Kleenex® Brand. All opinions my own.
Create these Kleenex® tissue box dinosaur masks and craft supply boxes for fun Earth Month Craft Ideas! Includes a FREE printable template for the masks!
Kleenex® Tissue Box Earth Month Craft Ideas for Kids
I created some Dinosaur masks for my middle son’s second birthday party and they were a huge hit for everyone but the birthday boy. I’ll give him a pass though, because he was two. It feels unreal that my youngest wasn’t always in the picture and I realized that he never experienced the pure joy that comes from these masks…so I had to remedy that situation. I have two really cute DIY Earth Month Craft ideas using Kleenex® boxes, and they work perfectly hand in had.
First of all, go out and buy the new Limited Edition Kleenex® Tissues from Costco. The patterns are TO DIE FOR and work perfectly with these Dinosaur Masks. From April 17 to May 12, 2019, you will save $4 on Kleenex® Ultra Soft, Trusted Care, and Soothing Lotion Tissues.
So, if you have some empty Kleenex® Tissue boxes, save them up for these two Earth Month Craft Ideas! I only used craft supplies that I had at home…so to be extra Earth Month conscious, find craft supplies that are similar at home. If you don’t have crepe paper, use tissue paper or construction paper for the same look! I intentionally used as few supplies as I could for these crafts, because we all love the Earth, right?
What you will need for the Kleenex® Tissue Craft Supply Box:
- Empty Square Kleenex® Tissue Box
- Crepe Paper
- Washi Tape
- Scissors or Craft Knife
- Adhesive tape
Kleenex® Tissue Craft Supply Box Instructions:
- Fold Crepe paper like the image below, using adhesive tape or glue to hold down each fold. Do this until you have enough paper to reach around the entire box.
- Use the scissor or craft knife to cut off the top of the box. I’ll leave it up to you how much you want to cut off, but I cut about 2″ off.
- Flip the crape paper over so the folded side is facing the box, and attach it around the box using adhesive tape.
- Apply washi tape all around the bottom of the box.
I love that one large Kleenex® box can make 3 masks – perfect for me because I have three kids! I used box scraps to make horns and teeth, so you can try out all sorts of dinosaurs (and other animals, too)!
What you need for the Kleenex® Tissue Box Dinosaur Masks Earth Month Craft
- Empty Large Kleenex® Tissue Box
- Dinosaur Mask Template (download below, for personal use only)
- Craft Glue
Kleenex Tissue Box Dinosaur Masks Earth Month Craft Instructions:
- Print off template on scrap piece of paper and cut out with scissors.
- Situate the template on the Kleenex® Tissue Box and cut out with scissors. Tip: Try to get the folds of the template on the folds of the box – it makes it incredibly easy to make these!
- Keep the template over the cut out piece and fold where the lines are. Repeat with the bottom half of the mask.
- Glue the flaps to the inside of the box and let glue dry.
- Next, glue the bottom of the mask to the inside of the top of the mask.
- Cut out horns and teeth and glue to the masks. Tip: For the triceratops horns, I cut them out on another fold of the box and glued the flaps to the top of the box.
We go through A LOT of Kleenex® Tissues in our house. They’re so soft and I truly never buy any other brand. The cute boxes they come in may have a lot to do with it, but mostly it’s because they’re the softest facial tissue out there.
You can find these Limited Edition Designs near paper towels and toilet paper in Costco. They’re usually in one of the back corners.
Before I took these pictures my little guy was being a complete grumpus. Once he saw these masks, his eyes lit up and he was the perfect little helper. You know how kids always discard the toys and play with boxes at Christmas? Well, these Dinosaur masks are a toy and a box, so I’d say this is a parenting win!
And if you’re a teacher, it’s a double win…because I don’t know how many times we get emails asking to donate tissue boxes. I’ll be sending my kids’ teachers over to this tutorial FOR SURE!
Download the FREE Dinosaur Mask Template