Endangered Species Day

Don't feel limited to what's linked in your animal's row! A idea in the leopard row may work for a cheetah costume too! Get creative! 

A lot of the masks can be slightly changed to be any animal! Here are some: Paper Plate Mask, Eye Mask Template, Paper Bag Mask , Paper Plate Mask 2, Paper Plate Mask 3, Felt Mask Template. Just color in the masks to match the animal you want instead of following all the directions on each link. 

There are also a lot of downloadable masks on Etsy - but those you'd have to purchase. Everything on this page is a free download. **Please make sure you are clicking download on the file you want and not on an ad. **

Other Links for Kids: 


Animal
      Name      
Conservation
Status
Costume Idea Mask Idea
Amur Leopard Critically Endangered Anything leopard print! Optional: Add ears, a tail and draw on some whiskers! 
 Leopard Mask

Leopard Mask 2

Leopard Mask 3
(Click download arrow ON the picture of the mask) 

Paper Plate Mask
(this makes a cheetah, but you can draw a leopard face instead!) 
 Black Rhino

Javan Rhino
Both Critically EndangeredWear all grey or black! Optional: Cut out some white circles for toes to tape to your feet 

 Mask Download

Rhino Mask 2
Bornean Orangutan 

Orangutan

Sumatran Orangutan
All Critically Endangered
Wear all red-orange or brown. Optional: Use scraps of fake fur or roughed up felt to make "hair"

All the Orangutans listed have different looks to them - check out their links to get more ideas! 
Orangutan Monkey Costume Vest Plush Hat Zoo 4-8 Nip 

Monkey Bag Costume
Bornean Orangutan Mask
(Click download arrow ON the picture of the mask) 

Monkey Mask

Monkey Mask 2

Orangutan Mask 2
 Cross River Gorilla

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla
 All Critically Endangered Wear all black. Optional: Use scraps of fake fur or roughed up felt to make "hair." Use some white "hair" for your back! 
Deluxe: Try using fabric for fur! (You might be able to do this with crepe paper too)  Check out the instructions here!


 Gorilla Mask 1(click download arrow on the picture of the mask) 

Gorilla Mask 2 

Gorilla Mask 3
(this page shows a cheetah mask, but you can make a gorilla face instead!) 

Gorilla Mask 4 - shown with felt, but can be made with paper too!

Gorilla Mask 5
Sumatran Rhino     Critically Endangered Baby Sumatran rhinos are born reddish brown and turn almost black when they get older. They are also the only rhinos in Asia with 2 horns! You can wear red-brown or black. Just add ears, a tail and horns! (or a mask!) Rhino Mask
Hawksbill Turtle Critically Endangered Wear Green and make a shell!

Paint a disposable roasting pan from the dollar store with the shell pattern. Use ribbon or velcro to create straps for easy wear. 

Pan Shell instructions

Fabric Shell

Felt Pillow Shell

Cardboard Shell
 Use the Koala Mask Template or Paper Plate 2 mask but don't add ears! Color it to look like a turtle! 

The Hawksbill turtle has a pointy beak. Use some extra paper to add a beak to your mask! 

Turtle Mask Printout

Tortoise Mask
 Malayan Tiger

South China Tiger

Sumatran Tiger
Critically Endangered  Wear all black and use orange tape to make stripes (or vice versa) Just add ears, a tail and draw on a nose and whiskers
Tape Tiger Costume

Glue felt pieces to a t-shirt or hoodie to create tiger stripes! 



 Tiger Mask Template

Tiger Mask Printout

Paper Plate 2 
(just color to look like a tiger instead!)

Tiger Mask 3
Saola Critically Endangered  The saola is a cousin of cattle but looks more like an antelope. 
Wear all brown or dark red and make long straight horns. (nothing sharp!) 


 Saola's have dark faces with striking white marks. Use the Koala Mask Template or Paper Plate 2 mask to color a Saola's face. 

Pipe Cleaners Horns (don't make antlers - just keep building up to make two long horns) 

Advanced: Use your own hair to make horns!
 
Sumatran Elephant  Critically Endangered The Sumatran Elephant is dark brown to dark grey depending on how old it is. Wear all grey clothes and make a mask, trunk or ears! 

Easy Elephant Costume
 Elephant Plate Mask

Ears Paper Download

Felt Ears Instructions(just cut the shape to look like your elephant and not Horton!) 

Elephant Mask 

Advanced: Elephant ears/nose Hat
 Vaquita (porpoise)

Yangtze Finless Porpoise
Critically Endangered  Both dolphins are grey - so wear a grey shirt and grey pants/leggings. Use a piece of light grey or white felt to put the markings on. 


The Yangtze porpoise doesn't have fins, but the Vaquita does. The Yangtze porpoise is known for it's "smile" - so be sure to smile a lot! Check out the mask links for ways to make fins! 

Advanced: If you want to sew - here's some patterns to use! 
 Dolphin Fin patterns

Dolphin Mask Download

Dolphin Mask Download 2
                                                                                                                                                                    
African Wild Dog Endangered  The African Wild Dog is a lot of different colors of brown and black. Some have white on their legs as well. Use felt, paper or tape to make the markings on a solid colored shirt or hoodie. 



 Dog Mask

Use extra paper to make the dog mask's ears really big like the African Wild Dog! Make sure to color the rest of the mask to look like it too! 


Amur Tiger 

Bengal Tiger

Indochinese Tiger

Tiger
Endangered   Wear all black and use orange tape to make stripes (or vice versa) Just add ears, a tail and draw on a nose and whiskers
Tape Tiger Costume

Glue felt pieces to a t-shirt or hoodie to create tiger stripes! 


  Tiger Mask Template

Tiger Mask Printout

Paper Plate 2 
(just color to look like a tiger instead!)

Tiger Mask 3
 Asian Elephant

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
 Endangered Wear all grey clothes and make a mask, trunk or ears! 

Easy Elephant Costume
 Elephant Plate Mask

Ears Paper Download

Felt Ears Instructions(just cut the shape to look like your elephant and not Horton!) 

Advanced: Elephant ears/nose Hat
 Black Footed Ferret

 Learn about the Black Footed Ferret here! What a great site for kids! 
Endangered Wear tan or light brown. Put a pair of long black dress socks over your hands and over your feet so that they reach up your arms and legs. Make a long black tail to pin to your back. Then print out and color the mask! You'll look just like a black footed ferret! 


 Ferret Mask
 Blue Whale

Fin Whale

North Atlantic Right Whale

Sei Whale

Whale
Endangered  Wear the color of the whale you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ----> Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
 Blue Fin Tuna

Humphead Wrasse
 Endangered  Wear the color of the fish you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ----> Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
Whale Shark Endangered  Add some white felt to a grey hoodie to make teeth and fins!  

Shark Mask  
Hector's Dolphin

Indus River Dolphin 
Endangered  Both dolphins are grey - so wear a grey shirt and grey pants/leggings. Use a piece of light grey or white felt to put the markings on. 




Advanced: If you want to sew - here's some patterns to use! 
  Dolphin Fin patterns

Dolphin Mask Download

Dolphin Mask Download 2

Dolphin Mask 3
Bonobo

Chimpanzee
Endangered Wear all  black. Make sure to include a mask! 
or:
Monkey Bag Costume
 Monkey Mask

Monkey Mask 2
Galapagos Penguin Endangered  Wear black and white! Penguin Mask  
 Green TurtleEndangered Wear Green and make a shell!

Paint a disposable roasting pan from the dollar store with the shell pattern. Use ribbon or velcro to create straps for easy wear. 

Pan Shell instructions

Fabric Shell

Felt Pillow Shell

Cardboard Shell 
 Use the Koala Mask Template or Paper Plate 2 mask but don't add ears! Color it to look like a turtle! 


The Hawksbill turtle has a pointy beak. Use some extra paper to add a beak to your mask!
 

Turtle Mask Printout

Tortoise Mask
 Indian Elephant

Sri Lankan Elephant
Endangered  Wear all grey clothes and make a mask, trunk or ears! 

Easy Elephant Costume
 Elephant Plate Mask

Ears Paper Download

Felt Ears Instructions(just cut the shape to look like your elephant and not Horton!) 

Elephant Mask

Advanced: Elephant ears/nose Hat
Red Panda Endangered Wear all red! (or dark brown)  Panda Plate Mask 

Panda Printable Mask

Panda Mask 2
Sea Lions  Endangered Wear all grey! Seal Mask 
                                                                                                                         
African Elephant 

Forest Elephant

Savanna Elephant
All Vunerable  Wear all grey clothes and make a mask, trunk or ears! 

Easy Elephant Costume
 Elephant Plate Mask

Ears Paper Download

Felt Ears Instructions(just cut the shape to look like your elephant and not Horton!) 

Elephant Mask

Advanced: Elephant ears/nose Hat
 Bigeye Tuna
Vunerable  Wear the color of the fish you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ---->  Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
 Black Spider Monkey Vunerable Wear all black and add a long tail. Make sure to color your mask in with just red to look like a black spider monkey! Monkey Mask 

Monkey Mask 2
 DugongVunerable The Dugong is a cousin of the manatee. Dress in all grey and use a mask and some fins ---->  Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
 Giant Panda Vunerable Wear black and white!Panda Plate Mask 

Panda printable mask

Panda Mask 2
Giant Tortoise 

Leatherback Turtle

Loggerhead Turtle

Olive Ridley Turtle

Sea Turtle
 All Vunerable Wear Green and make a shell!

Paint a disposable roasting pan from the dollar store with the shell pattern. Use ribbon or velcro to create straps for easy wear. 

Pan Shell instructions

Fabric Shell

Felt Pillow Shell

Cardboard Shell
 Use the Koala Mask Template or Paper Plate 2 mask but don't add ears! Color it to look like a turtle! 


The Hawksbill turtle has a pointy beak. Use some extra paper to add a beak to your mask! 

Turtle Mask Printout

Tortoise Mask
Great White Shark  VunerableAdd some white felt to a grey hoodie to make teeth and fins!  


Shark Mask 
Greater One-Horned Rhino  VunerableWear all grey or black! Just add ears, a tail and a horn! Optional: Cut out some white circles for toes to tape to your feet 
  Mask Download

Rhino Mask 2
Hippopotamus Vunerable  Wear all grey! Make sure to add some ears and a mask! Paper Plate Hippo Mask 

Hippo Mask 2
Irrawaddy Dolphin Vunerable Both dolphins are grey - so wear a grey shirt and grey pants/leggings. Use a piece of light grey or white felt to put the markings on. 


The Yangtze porpoise doesn't have fins, but the Vaquita does. The Yangtze porpoise is known for it's "smile" - so be sure to smile a lot! Check out the mask links for ways to make fins! 

Advanced: If you want to sew - here's some patterns to use!  
  Dolphin Fin patterns

Dolphin Mask Download

Dolphin Mask Download 2

Dolphin Mask 3

 
 Fish Mask
 Marine IguanaVunerable Marine Iguana can be lots of different colors - most are black with green spikes along their backs and tails. Some are brighter green and some can be really colorful! Do a Google Image search and pick which kind you'd like to be - then wear that color!   This dinosaur costume has a great way of making spikes and a tail that can be used for this animal! 
 Polar BearVunerable Wear all white!  Polar Bear Plate Mask

Bear Mask  
 Snow LeopardVunerable  Wear all white! Use grey felt or paper to make the markings. Add a long tail and a mask!

(Or if you have a white or grey leopard print that will work too!) 


Leopard Mask 

Here's a great pattern to use for face paint! 
 Southern Rockhopper Penguin Vunerable Wear black and white - be sure to put some yellow tuffs by your ears! Penguin Mask 
                                                                                                                                                                    
Albacore Tuna 

Yellowfin Tuna
Near Threatened   Wear the color of the fish you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ----> Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
 Beluga Whale

Narwhal
 Near Threatened  Wear the color of the whale you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ----> 

For a Narwhal make sure to make a horn! 
Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
Greater Sage-Grouse  Near Threatened The Greater Sage Grouse is brown - you can add some large pieces of cardboard or felt for a tail - but the most important part is the white neck. Wear a large white scarf! 

 Bird Mask
 
Jaguar  Near Threatened Anything leopard print! (leopards and jaguars have very similar markings) Optional: Add ears, a tail and draw on some whiskers! 

Jaguar Mask 

Jaguar Mask 2

 Leopard Mask

Leopard Mask 2

Leopard Mask 3
(Click download arrow ON the picture of the mask) 

Paper Plate Mask
(this makes a cheetah, but you can draw a leopard face instead!) 
 Mountain PloverNear Threatened wear light brown - add some wings and a mask!      Bird Mask
 Plains BisonNear Threatened Wear all brown  - add a short tail and some ears & horns!  Bison ears & horns
 White Rhino Near ThreatenedWear all grey or black! Just add ears, a tail and a horn (or a mask!) Optional: Cut out some white circles for toes to tape to your feet 
 
  Mask Download

Rhino Mask 2
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Arctic FoxLeast Concern Wear all white!!  

Fox Bag Costume 
Fox Mask 

Fox Mask 2
Swift Fox Least Concern Wear all brown/red - make sure to add a tail and a mask! 

Fox Bag Costume 
Fox Mask 

Fox Mask 2
 Arctic Wolf Least ConcernWear all white!   Wolf Mask
 Brown Bear Least ConcernWear all brown!!  Bear Mask 
 Common Bottlenose Dolphin

Amazon River Dolphin
 All Least Concern Both dolphins are grey - so wear a grey shirt and grey pants/leggings. Use a piece of light grey or white felt to put the markings on. 

 

Advanced: If you want to sew - here's some patterns to use! 
  Dolphin Fin patterns

Dolphin Mask Download

Dolphin Mask Download 2

Dolphin Mask 3
 Macaw Least ConcernJust get colorful! Add a mask and a tail and you're set! 
or make one of these:  

 Macaw Felt Costume:

Make a Macaw tutu! 


 Parrot Mask

Parrot Mask 2
 Bowhead Whale

Gray Whale
 Both Least Concern  Wear the color of the whale you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ----> Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
Pronghorn  Least Concern wear light brown - add a mask, ears and horns! (nothing sharp please) Impala Mask (similar to a Pronghorn - just color differently)  
 Skipjack Tuna Least Concern  Wear the color of the fish you choose. Add a mask - and fins! Use the links to download some templates! ----> 
Whale Mask

 
 Fish Mask

 Dolphin Fin patterns
 
 Tree Kangaroo Least ConcernMost tree kangaroos are red with light brown markings. Use felt or paper to make the markings! The most important part is their long tail - use a sock and stuff it to make as long of a tail as you can! 

(Do a Google Image search for "tree kangaroo" to see what they look like!) 
Kangaroo Mask 

Kangaroo Mask

Kangaroo Ears
Monarch Butterfly  Least ConcernWear all black and then add wings!


Make your own felt wings!  

More felt wings -easy diy! 
 Butterfly Mask

 (Just color the monarch butterfly's pattern instead! ) 
 Poison Dart FrogLeast Concern Wear all one color - then use colorful tape to make the frog's markings! Make sure to wear a mask too!  Frog Mask  

Paper Plate Frog
Sloth Least Concern  Wear all grey or brown! Move super slow! :) Sloth Mask 

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