Halloween is celebrated on 31 October every year. It is called Halloween as it is a shortened old word for ‘Hallows Eve” . The day of Hallows is the 1st of November, and in the Christian tradition, this is known as All Souls (Hallows) Day. it was thought that as families remember their loved ones on that day, the night before was filled with souls looking to go back to their families.
So that does not happen, people dressed in costumes to prevent evil spirits from attacking them as they also look like monsters and evil entities. On this night it was believed that all the dead souls return and if they do not look like their normal selves it confuses the undead. So the relevance of death in Halloween celebrations comes from that traditional background.
However, nowadays it is more about the fun that particularly children have with dressing up in traditionally spooky costumes such as witches, vampires, ghosts, zombies and monsters. These are the types of creatures that live on the cusp of life and death, are known as the undead. To get into the holiday spirit, we have provided some great Halloween Masks to color in, and then if you like, you can stick them onto a firmer cardboard and wear them to your halloween event.
Instead of spending lots of money on a Halloween costume, you can decorate these gruesome and interesting Halloween masks just how you like. You can simply color them in, or you can add your own personal details such as blood, stitches or additional makeup effects.
You want to avoid scaring young children who do not like the look of monsters. We have made some of our masks so that they just look a bit goofy and cartoon-like. Even young children can decorate these Halloween masks in vibrant and not too spooky colors. With our coloring in outlines, you can do whatever you like and make several versions of the same design.
The resources on our Halloween masks page make great activities for preschool and primary school age children. Whether you are a teacher looking for a good quiet classroom activity, or a parent wanting to find some meaningful bonding time with your children, you will find the perfect Halloween mask coloring in outline to print.
Children take great delight in joining in the Halloween festivities. They love to dress up and go trick or treating. To direct some of this excitement you can download these masks and let them decorate them which focuses their attention and even improves their fine motor skills.
The various types of Halloween masks that you can download, and print include vampire, pumpkin, bat, witch, black cat, zombie, goblin and Egyptian mummy. Each of these comes with pre-cut away eye holes for accurate cutting for the masks, and guidelines to attach the elastic to hold it in place when worn as a mask. Even if you do not wear them as a mask when they are colored in they can be put on the walls as great themed decorations for a Halloween party.