Foam Zoo Animal Mask Craft Kit
Good product although must plan out
I purchased these for my son's jungle animal themed birthday party. The children (mostly 3-5 year olds) enjoyed making them, although a lot of adult help was needed with the foam glue. Also, I had not thought about adequate time to let the masks dry before the children would be able to wear them. The party lasted 2 hours and most of the masks were still not dry when they left the party. Assembling some parts of the mask ahead of time would have been a great idea.
I would recommend this product although if I had this particular situation to do over again, with the time I was allowed, I would purchase the preassembled masks or assemble parts of them ahead of time.
February 15, 2011
Great for all ages.....
I purchased 72 masks for two after school VBS classes. The children, ages 5-11 all loved the masks. I put them together and told the Noah's Ark story while they were the animals on the ark! What fun and they stayed together while the kiddos played with them all afternoon. Wonderful craft and well worth the money.
November 17, 2009
Look Cool - Pain to make
I bought these to make myself for a themed photo booth we were having at a children's event. It was my bad for not looking in to whether they came as stickers or not but I kind of just assumed it was stickers not that I would need to use glue. Having to glue foam on foam is a pain.
And the instructions are difficult. It's hard to know what piece goes where...
September 23, 2013
When buying these I thought they were self adhesive parts, my bad. The masks require glue to put them together, luckily I ran to the store and got some before the party started. However, the masks were not flat because of shipping an the glue did not keep the pieces together, they needed to be placed under something heavy to flatten them, which was not feasible at a party. Maybe I missed the part that stated these masks require glue but I have used other masks from Oriental Trading that have sticker parts to put together and assumed these were the same. I would not recommend as a quick party craft.
January 26, 2013
Kids love them and their lil faces were amazed when they saw them! :)
March 19, 2011
Good, but not great
I ordered two packages of these masks for my two year olds birthday party. Well, I guess you get what you pay for! At least 10 of the masks had the oriental stamp on the front and the back! So, some kids had the lovely stamp in the middle of their masks!(Very tacky!) As I was putting them together one of the elephants had no trunk. So I had to improvise and make my own! Good thing I'm creative! They were cheap and cute! At least the kiddos loved them!
February 10, 2011
A little work before you do the craft
I used these for kindergarten at VBS. If you use foam glue allow drying time preferably overnight. Some kids used glue sticks and that worked just as well with less drying time. We preglued (with glue dots) the lion's mane and the monkey's ears. The string goes through these and would probably pull off if just glued with foam glue/glue stick.
June 30, 2009
No complaints here
I needed an activity for my girls for the summer, and I let them do a mask a day and they are having so much fun with them. I'm not big on letting them do everything, so I put the glue on the pieces and then showed them were to put them, they loved it, and they look great.
June 25, 2009
I ordered these for my son's birthday party. The kids had to have a lot of help making them. The kids wanted to wear them right away, but of course had to wait for the glue to dry. Making the masks was the first party activity and most guests were able to wear their mask before the party was over, but the monkey masks took longer. The monkeys were the only ones I would not suggest using. Since the elastic string attaches by the ears, (which have to be glued on) it comes apart too easily. A crying little monkey at your b-day party doesn't make for merriment. As long as you have time to let them dry well the masks are a nice keepsake, just don't expect to be able to make them and wear them within a 2 hour party.
June 1, 2009
Better than pre-made
After reading reviews for the pre-made animal masks decided to buy these craft ones. Although I don't understand why the price is more for something you put together yourself, they turned out great. Good quality shipment I received. We hot glued masks together day before my daughter's 4th bday party. Kids and adults BOTH wore the masks! Foam gets a little sweaty, but we wore them on our forheads kinda like hats. Great price. Kids loved em!
March 23, 2009