• a Mythic Mask paper pattern
  • scissors
  • crayons, markers, or paint
  • hole punch
  • 2 strings, each at least 10 inches long
  • Download and print a mask from the choices below. Or draw your own creature mask.
  • Color in the mask.
  • Cut out the mask along the outlines. Cut out the eye holes.
  • Punch a hole on each side where the ears would be.
  • Tie a string to each hole.
  • Put the mask on your face and have a friend tie the two strings around the back of your head.
image Download a PDF of the mask you would like to make.

This shaggy, lion-like mythic creature comes to life during performances in Bali, Indonesia. Barong is full of mischief, but always saves the day.

This one-eyed giant came from Greek myths. Some say cyclops were talented blacksmiths to Greek gods. Others say they were ugly, stubborn creatures.

Ancient Japanese legends say this scaly green creature snatched humans into its water lair. But today the kappa is seen as friendly and cute.