If you need a little brightness in your life, you might want to invest in a funny face mask. We’ve all seen the memes going around social media reminding us how much of a dumpster fire 2020 was, and now with a new variant of COVID going around things seem to be taking another turn. Not that we need reminding—we are, after all, the ones who lived through months of quarantine (which for many of us, meant months of spontaneous homeschooling while trying to juggle jobs and regular life). Basically, it’s been a shitshow. And on a more serious note, our lives have changed *a lot* in the past year. We’ve FaceTimed and Skyped more than ever. Going to the grocery store seems like a risk every single time. And when we’re out in public, we need to wear masks (per the CDC’s recommendations). It’s a huge adjustment! All of it! But there are tiny ways to make it all a little less scary and anxiety-inducing.
To make it through these rough times, a little humor (and a lot of hand sanitizer) is needed. An easy way to lighten the mood when you’re out social distancing? One of these funny face masks. From an Office-themed face mask for you to cute animal face masks for the kids, these are some of the most creative face masks you can buy online right now.
Funny Face Masks for Kids and Parents:
Be honest: Some days—especially this year—the only thing that gets you through the stress and tantrums and never-ending to-do list is an episode or two of The Office (and a glass or two of wine). Show your appreciation for everyone’s favorite comedy with this mask covered in Dwight Schrute himself.
You want to remind that person behind you in line at the grocery store to stay six feet away—but you don’t want to come across as a b*itch. So let Baby Yoda do it for you with this Star Wars-themed mask, which politely scolds your fellow shopper for being “too close you are.”
The Sanderson sisters are back! Hocus Pocus lovers will be all over these masks, which come in a three-pack (or separately, if you so choose). Wear this to the grocery store, on Halloween, or heck, wherever. We guarantee it’ll get some laughs and high fives.
Being able to wear one of these animal face masks is like being able to dress up for Halloween every single day. (If that’s not enough to win your child over, we don’t know what is!) They can transform into an alligator, a shark, a giraffe, or even a koala bear in just seconds thanks to this “wild” covering.
You have as much of a chance at getting your kid to keep their uncomfortable mask on for longer than 10 minutes as you at taking a spontaneous mid-day nap (i.e. the chance is basically zero). Enter this gaiter—not only is it cute (thanks to the colorful Trolls pattern) but more importantly, it’s comfortable (no more ear pain!). Again, just be aware that gaiters are considered not as effective as regular face masks.
The only thing you appreciate more than a good cup of coffee is a good dad joke (roll your eyes all you want but you can’t deny you’re laughing inside). This Dunkin Donuts mask covers both those bases by putting a punny spin on its true function: a “coughy” filter.
Cat lovers, unite! Soft, comfortable, and breathable, this cat mask will make just about any person chuckle. Except maybe your own cat. Your cat literally does not AF about you and your mask, but that’s cats for ya, and why we love them.
RBF? More like RMF. That’s resting mask face, obviously. It’s something we probably all have—after all, who’s actually happy to be wearing a mask over their face every time they leave their home?! And now you can let it be known with this mask that’s reminiscent of your favorite graphic tee.
The year is 2020 and emoji speak has basically replaced English as your child’s first language. Aka, your kiddo will love wearing their favorite emoji (looking at you, heart eyes) on their face with these techie masks. There are three in a pack so you can wash one while they wear one, too.
Kevin McCallister’s iconic face sums up how we’ve all felt being literally home alone for most of this year. While kids might not get the reference, the adults in your life will—and it’ll bring a much-needed smile to their faces (which you won’t be able to see, of course, but it’s the thought that counts).
How fitting: A monster mask for your own little monster. This mask is anything but scary, however—not only is it available in both green and purple, but it also has adjustable ear straps for the most comfortable fit and a flexible nose wire that will wrap snugly around your child’s face.
Not all heroes wear capes—some wear Marvel-themed face masks while they’re out getting groceries for the family or shuttling the kids to a socially distant play date. (Some heroes are moms.) So you’ve more than earned wearing that like a badge—or rather, a mask—of honor.
Turn your child’s frown upside down (literally) with this colorful rainbow and clouds face mask. The best part? Your kiddo’s permanent smile will almost have you convinced that they’re actually excited to go do their homework after school (and definitely not bad-mouthing you underneath that mask…).
Name one thing cuter than corgi butts… we’ll wait. This washable LookHuman mask, which is covered in perky pups, can be worn on its own or used as a cover for a disposable mask (simply slip it inside the fabric then loop it over your ears).
Best Kids’ Face Masks, Hands Down:
Your kiddos will love these whimsical designs for walks in your neighborhood. Don these 2-ply masks, with a pocket for a filter, and let them get into character. Goodness knows, we need new ways to get that energy out. Play a game where they are allowed to roar at anyone who’s walking around without a face mask.
The pleats on these kids’ face masks open up like a fan, so your kid is protected but has room to talk comfortably. And because these are made from breezy cotton poplin, they can wear the mask comfortably for hours. We also love that for every purchase through September 30, Janie and Jack will donate $5 to Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that helps struggling children with essentials like diapers and clothes.
This 10-pack of triple layer face masks from Old Navy are a must-have on your back-to-school shopping list. With a variety in adorable graphic patterns, your kiddo will actually be excited to mask up for the school day.
Not only is the unisex design on these kids’ face masks adorable, but the masks fit perfectly on little faces thanks to the stretchy silicone ear loops. The soft cotton is delicate enough that they won’t keep tugging or itching. We also love that these come with a charcoal filter as an extra layer of protection.
The double layer cotton poplin is light to the touch, so your preschooler won’t pay attention to it every single minute. And just because they will likely probably lose it at recess, you don’t have to lose your shit over it—at $3, you can just roll your eyes and pack a few extras in their cubby.
Remember how you had to pick just the right My Little Pony folder to impress your 4th grade BFF? We’re pretty sure the same goes for kids’ face masks. That’s why these 2-layer cotton jersey-lined gems are made for attention. Bonus: the multi-color design will match everything so you won’t have to deal with getting dressed in the a.m. saga.
One day (soon, we hope!) we can forget about that time we couldn’t leave the house without a face mask—and that’s why these neck gaiter kids face masks are a real steal. Use them out with filters (they come with 10 activated carbon sheets) or as a colorful headband at home.
For kids who love pretending they’re animals, these adorable face masks are a dream. This pick features, soft, breathable masks for your kiddo’s comfort. They come in a 3-pack, meaning there will always be a spare when one or two are in the wash.
You know Vistaprint for its business card flair, and now your kids can show off their artsy side with zany kids face masks design. They can choose from fun styles, or upload their own creations—weekend project! These stretchy face masks fit just right, like a favorite T-shirt. Brownie points for latex-free straps.
Kids with allergies will find extra comfort with this face mask, thanks to its activated carbon filter and adjustable nose bridge that will keep out dust and pollen. The snug fit also helps keep glasses from fogging up—so your kid has one less thing to worry about. As parents, we love the little harness that clips in the back for kids to easily pull the mask down without having to take it off completely.
These masks are made with triple-layer, soft, lightweight cotton so your littles are covered comfortably. This is a family pack, so cute masks to go all around!
Get a pack of five when you order these masks which come with a three-layer defense system that’s made from high-quality cotton and breathable fabric. Plus, their innovative Nano Silver cloth helps keep your mask clean. “Fabric is soft like a tee-shirt, I have sensitive skin and these work amazing. The middle doesn’t cling to the face, so it doesn’t feel like you can’t breath,” says one reviewer.
You can buy this in a three-pack or ten-pack, but be sure to put these masks in your shopping cart before they run out! Not only do these masks come in fun designs, but they’re made of a cotton-silver-infused polyester blend that makes them easy to breathe through. Plus, the masks are extra protective with a inner filtering layer which is made of 100% polypropylene.
Athleta’s soft, breathable face masks come in five colors. What’s really awesome is that Athelta is donating 100,000 non-medical masks to a healthcare org in order to support our essential workers!
These truly disposable face masks are a blessing for those of us with little ones who will *for sure* leave their cloth mask behind. If you don’t want to invest in fancy masks if they’re going to end up left on a playground, this is an awesome option. These masks come in a pack of 50, and are made with sturdy material designed to protect wearers from germs. “I bought these for my kids – one pack for the girl and one pack for the boy. My kids are 6 and 8, and these fit them perfectly. We had tried using hand made cloth masks with them and they didn’t like them, these are much more comfortable for them, one Amazon reviewer said.
Another multi-use mask, this is great not only for COVID protection, but it also shields your kids’ skin from the sun! One reviewer wrote, “This is a great mask option for a kid because it’s not as cumbersome as a behind-the-ears type of mask. Cute design, washable, and they can wear it around their neck or on their head when it’s not covering their face.”
Adjustable ear loop straps should be a mandatory feature for all kid’s face masks, right? Not all head shapes are made the same; one mask could fit perfect on one kid while your other kid is swimming in theirs. Luckily these masks from Society of Threads allow you to get the right fit. Not to mention they also have a pocket for filters if you’re looking for additional protection. Let your kiddo go wild in finding the perfect school outfit to accessorize these adorable floral masks with.
Vistaprint offers 20+ pre-made designs your kid can choose to have their mask made in. From dinosaurs to planets, everyone will find a pattern they love. These stretchy face masks fit just right, like a favorite T-shirt. Brownie points for latex-free straps.
Green Sprouts’s child face masks are built with a water-resistant outer layer and moisture-wicking inner layer, which is great for outdoor activities. Because no one likes wearing a mask in the heat that just holds all the sweat against your face. Talk about gross.
Snapfish is known for their photography gifts like photo books and calendars. But now you can turn any photo into a face mask through their website. In need of a fun weekend project to do with your kid? Let them have fun in the custom mask tool by designing their own custom mask with pre-made designs or starting from scratch with uploading their favorite photo.
Looking for more child-friendly face masks and face shields? Browse some of our favorite kids gear here.