The Nisqually Watershed Festival is virtual this year: join in with the Critter Mask Challenge!
The Critter Parade is a favorite part of the Nisqually Watershed Festival at the Refuge. We can’t share costumes and parade in person this year, but you can be part of a virtual critter parade by making your own wildlife mask or costume and sending us a picture to share at the Festival on September 26. (Can you make a critter mask from a face mask that protects your nose and mouth? We’d love to see your creativity!) Even better, take your costume on parade around your neighborhood to celebrate the natural world!
- Printed animal mask template (or draw your own!)
- Markers, crayons, or paints
- Embellishments – sequins, stickers, or natural decorations
- String or elastic
- Scissors (and a hole punch if you have one)
Step 1. Pick your creature! Will you be a hungry bear, a mischievous otter, a shy weasel, or a hopping frog? Or some other creature that lives in the Nisqually Watershed?
Step 2. Print a mask and decorate your mask! We’ve gathered some templates here in a downloadble PDF. You can also look up or draw your own (or get creative and use other natural or craft supplies to make a critter costume)!
Step 3. Cut out your mask and eye holes. Punch a hole in each side near the ear and attach a string or elastic tie.
Step 4. Send us a picture of your mask to join the Virtual Critter Parade at the Nisqually Watershed Festival on September 26!
Mask templates to print:
Find more crafts and activities to participate in this year’s virtual Watershed Festival at https://nisquallyriver.org/festival/.