As New York continues to reopen, wearing a mask is one of the best ways to keep yourself, and those around you, safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we know children under two are instructed to not wear a mask, kids ages three and older can and should. Finding the right mask for your kid can be challenging, whether it’s finding one that fits your little one’s noggin or finding a design that your kid will be excited about. Here are some cute, colorful, and stylish masks that your kids will proudly wear (and some that donate proceeds to good causes!).
Busy Bees Cotton Masks
These 100 percent cotton, pastel masks are perfect for the summertime, lined and contoured to fit comfortably over the nose. For every mask sold, a donation will be made to Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization devoted to providing children ages newborn to 12 with diapers, clothing, and basic necessities. Browse through several designs on Maisonette.
Children’s Rainbow Face Coverings: Uncommon Goods
These vibrant kids masks are designed by kids for kids, with rainbow artwork that was created by children all around the world. In addition to the cheerful design, each mask includes a label with a positive message, like “lift others up” and “keep smiling.” Uncommon Goods is donating 100 percent of the profits to NYC hospitals, and each set of two masks can be purchased for $25. The entirely cotton masks are targeted toward ages 4-10. Choose from three different sets, each with two designs.
Cubcoats Face Masks
Available in packs of two for only $13, Cubcoats masks are durable, secure, and cute. These masks, which come in packs of orange and gray, or pink and purple, are 100 percent cotton and contain an inner pocket to add filters easily. 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to support Feeding America’s COVID-19 efforts.
Disney’s Cloth Face Masks
Coming in packs of four, these Disney-inspired cloth masks come in six varieties: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, PIXAR, StarWars, Disney Princesses and Frozen, Marvel, and Disney. Each pack is $19.95, and comes in small, medium, and large sizes. Disney has donated 1 million cloth face masks through MedShare to children and families in vulnerable communities, and has donated $1 million of proceeds to support MedShare’s efforts to keep people safe globally.
Gap Kids Masks
Choose from 15 different designs—like floral, pineapples, sky blue, and fish print— that your child is bound to love. These masks are light-weight and comfortable with over-the-ear straps and an adjustable nose piece. Each 3-pack can be purchased for $15, or you can browse family packs
Janie and Jack
These pastel printed masks come in packs of two, and can be purchased for $12. For every pack sold, Janie and Jack will be donating $5 to Baby2Baby, a non profit organization devoted to providing children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing, and basic necessities.
These fun, pleated masks are designed specifically for children, and are available in eight designs, including space, unicorn, ice cream, and camo. Each mask includes an inner layer of moisture wicking fabric to keep skin dry and comfortable, a middle layer of moisture repelling fabric to protect the face from droplets, and an outer layer of moisture wicking fabric preventing particles from entering the mask. Masks can be purchased for $18.50.
Onzie’s stylish masks are made from upcycled fabric used in the company’s yoga clothing, and are stretchy and breathable. Kids will be excited by trendy prints like floral, snakeskin, cheetah, camo, and peacock. Proceeds are donated to healthcare workers nationwide through a donation to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. These masks come in packs of two in pre-assorted colors, and one pack can be purchased for $20. They are one size fits all, and targeted toward children ages 5-10.
Sanctuary Camo Kids Masks
The Essential Lifestyle Kids Pack is designed for children ages 2-10, and each mask should be hand washed or disposed of after a few uses. Each pack of five masks includes two dino prints, one heritage camo, one pink camo, and one baby leopard print. A pack can be purchased for $25, and with every purchase Sanctuary will donate to an organization in need. Masks are available for preorder, and are expected to ship the week of July 20.
Nickelodeon’s F.U.N’s durable Spongebob masks include designs of all your child’s favorite Spongebob characters, like Spongebob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward. Each mask is $18.95 and Nickelodeon will be donating 100 percent of proceeds to support Save the Children’s COVID-19 global response, a foundation devoted to helping children stay safe around the world.
Supersoft Mask- Socialite
These children’s masks come in eleven different colorful designs, including several trendy tie dye variations, cheetah, snakeskin, and polka dot. Coated with a supersoft finish, these $14 masks are comfortable with ample coverage. They are designed with slim self-covered loops and include an EasySlide Filtration system. For every children’s mask purchased, Socialite will be donating one mask to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
TSK Face Masks: Adult & Kids Color Me!
Let the creativity begin with this Color-Me face mask. Adults can choose from two mask design options- black with TSK Lips or the TSK vibrant graphic print, while kids can color their own unique design with fabric markers. The 100 percent cotton mask features adjustable straps for comfort, and is designed for use of a PM2.5 filter. While the mask is currently sold out, interested customers can join the email list to find out when it is available.
Vida Protective Masks
Effective and simple, Vida’s protective masks can be purchased either as individuals ($10), pairs ($18) or 4-packs ($36). The masks come in a variety of colors and can easily adapt to various sizes with adjustable straps and a hidden metal nose piece allowing it to conform to your face. Every mask comes with a multilayer PM2.5 filter, which should be replaced every 7 days. 5-packs of protective mask replacement filters are available for $12.
Children can choose from dozens of designs that are not only stylish, but are also breathable. Masks offer advanced protection with lightweight and moisture-preventative material, and are machine washable. The design is conducive to easily swapping out replaceable filters, which can be purchased in packs of 10 for $10. For every reusable mask purchased, Vistaprint will be donating a portion to local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Corey Paige Designs
These fun and colorful face masks are made by a local Long Islander, from high-quality performance fabric that is soft to the skin. While they are not specifically designed for kids yet (they are in the works!), the ones currently on the site are one-size fits most and the band can be tied to make them smaller if necessary. You can purchase a pre-pack of six for $65 (around $10 per mask), and designs include snakeskin, stars, butterflies, tie dye, stripes, hearts, and even college prints. Twenty percent of net proceeds go toward the fight against COVID-19 and you can enter the code PICKUP at checkout for pick up in Old Westbury.
Jamie Fischer is an editorial intern for Davler Media Group. She is a rising sophomore at Lehigh University, and enjoys playing tennis and spending time outdoors with her friends.