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“Let The Wild Rumpus Start: DIY Purim Pasta Mask Madness”



If your big fans of the classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, but happen to be short on time( hey life happens) then try out this easy fun recycled cardboard pasta DIY mask!


easy and awesome purim masks


Make a bunch of these masks for an easy, last minute Purim Idea, or for a Where the Wild Things are party theme, or just for some fun pretend play action with your kids. It’s an imaginative book craft to go along with reading the engaging tale.


  • Cardboard
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Pen
  • Cutter (xacto knife)
  • wooden stick
  • Paint & paintbrush
  • Colored Pasta (paint different pasta shapes in lots of colors)



let's make mischeif of one type or another -- max mask


Step 1. Cut your cardboard into a face shape; cut ears, horns, eyes, nose, mouth.

let the wild rumpus start! diy purim mask

Step 2. Glue all the parts together.


inside all of us is a wild thing


Step 3. I did 2 monsters so 2 faces and Max. You just have to repeat steps 1 and 2.

purim wild thing mask


Step 4. Now you can paint your faces. Allow to dry.

where the wild things are:) purim mask

Step 5. Glue your pasta unto your masks and allow to dry.

stay dont go--i'll eat you up i love you so


Step 6. Turn your mask on the other side and tape your wooden stick to the back of your mask. If you want you can glue the stick as well.

ta-da- finished wild thing purim mask

You are done! Repeat step 5 and 6 for the others faces.

All that’s left to do is have your child take his Max costume out for a spin on Purim. For some extra inspiration, you and your child can go see the movie or read the book together or both!

Have fun! Make it magical! And “let the wild rumpus start”.

Here are some other creative ways to make the most out of Purim:


Beth Zuckerman
Beth Zuckerman
Beth is a former Upper Westsider, who made aliyah 8 years ago. She is a coffee addict and a lover of classical rock. Beth is the content and marketing manager at talknsave, in that order.

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