Make a Lucha Libre mask video: Using clothes from home make a bright colored wrestlers costume + mask template. You can be a Mexican wrestler too!

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How to make Lucha Libre masks

Step by step photo tutorial on how to make Lucha Libre masks and template to download.

How to make Lucha Libre masks. Mexican Luchadores or wrestlers are known for their colorful masks, rapid, acrobatic wrestling style, and their high flying moves, and Lucha Libre masks have developed special significance. They are used to mask the true identity of the luchadores, which is kept a secret. On rare occasions the loser of the wrestling match must remove his mask – an incredible dishonour for a luchador.

How to make a Lucha Libre mask – tutorial + template to download!

So… to celebrate Cinco de Mayo we had a go at making some printable 3D Lucha Libre mask templates!

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Paper lucha libre masks for Cinco de Mayo

The bright colors and designs of the masks often pay homage to ancient traditions and beliefs. Legendary Luchador El Santo is renowned for having been burried in his lucha libre mask.

How to make Lucha Libre masks (photo tutorial) in Spanish here – https://happythought.co.uk/cinco-de-mayo/como-hacer-mascaras-de-lucha-libre

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1. Print out the template. You will also need scissors, a glue stick, masking tape and some string or ribbon.
2. Cut out your template. If you like you can add some glitter and sparkles to your mask.
3. Stick the two side panels with masking tape on the back of the mask as shown.
4. Glue the middle panels together with a glue stick. Secure on the back with masking tape.
5. Attach a length of string or ribbon on either side of your mask, or a stick to use as a photo prop.
6. Hooray! Your 3D paper mask is ready. Let’s wrestle. Raaaa! You are now a Luchador!

Download the masks as part of our Cinco de Mayo printable pack

how to make a lucha libre masks. Templates and instructions!

As well as our colorful printable masks we thought it would be fun to include a blank 3d paper masks template to color in yourself.


Are you also looking for the Lucha Libre mask color-in template featured in the photo below?
You can get it as a part of our Cinco de Mayo party printables pack. Also included with the color-in mask template are 5 other Lucha Libre mask template designs + a mask assemble instruction sheet.

How to make lucha libre mask coloring in for 5 de Mayo!
Color-in your own lucha libre mask with our printable PDF template!

Lucha Libre stars

Lucha Libre (literally “free wrestling”) began officially in the early 1930s. By the 1950’s televised matches were broadcast and the sport became a national obsession, with many of the luchadores becoming household names and even masked movie stars!

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This vintage Lucha Libre picture above comes a blog article from a Professor Witney Seibold. He takes you on a guided tour of the Mexican wrestler movie genre!

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Old school Lucha Libre stars El Santo, in the silver mask, and co-wrestler Blue Demon appearing in a Mexican telenovela!

If you have any feedback or comments, we would love to hear from you.

Included in our Cinco de Mayo offerings are ‘Free printable coloring pages‘, and a ‘How to make a pinata tutorial‘ plus a free printable template.

You can find out a little about the history of this fun celebration and the answer to ‘What is Cinco de Mayo?‘.

Learn and celebrate with our Cinco de Mayo worksheets

In Spanish and English, 10 printable worksheets for schools, home schools and learning centres.

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Two Introduction pages – ‘What is Cinco de Mayo?’ and ‘How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?’
Three questions and answers – Map of Mexico, Crossword puzzle, Find the missing words.
Word search – 12 words to find.
Mexican flag – Color-in and make a Mexican flag.
Three color-in worksheets – A mariachi, a luchador and a piñata shaped as a donkey.

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Our worksheets contain activities and questions about Cinco de Mayo appropriate for children at the level of kindergarten, elementary, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and middle school. All Q&A worksheets include answers. The ten printable PDF sheets are designed for teachers and parents. We have produced them in black and white so that they don’t use too much toner when printed or copied.


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Want to make Lucha Libre masks? You might like these fun Lucha Libre mask and cuffs too!

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As well as our colorful printable masks we thought it would be fun to include a blank 3d paper masks template to color in yourself.


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22 Responses to Make a Lucha Libre mask video

  1. I am going to love seeing my 2 sons dressed up in these lucha libre masks.
    My eldest is 12 and my youngest is 6 yrs old … perfect printable templates!

  2. I was just wondering if you had a black and white (uncolored) version of the masks? I would like to be able to color them in. Thanks!

  3. I absolutely love these! I’m going to add your link to my Facebook page for all to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo! You’ve also inspired me to design a Candy Table around this theme!

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