Back-to-school is happening, but in many schools across the country, masks remain mandatory. Masks not only keep us safe, but they can also be the newest fashion accessory. There are many awesome masks out there for kids who want their personalities to shine through and stay comfortable while they’re masked up throughout the day. Here are our favorites.
We wouldn’t be surprised if your kids are already familiar with this brand that makes fuzzy PJs and fun puffer bags. They also make masks in equally stylish patterns, and you’ll find everything from gummy bears to soccer balls, and sprinkles to tie dye. With an additional size for little kids (ages 2-6), adjustable ear loops and a metal nose bridge, these reusable masks are a great choice for trendy tots, tweens and teens.
Kids' masks can get messy, so it’s never a bad idea to keep a few disposables in their backpack for those days when you pack Cheetos for lunch! Medipop masks come in a 5-pack slim pouch that’s easy to carry around. They are made of the same material as traditional hospital masks, but they come in super fun neon colors like green, pink, red, yellow and blue. Plus 5 percent of all sales goes to support Chefs for America and the Global Giving Project.
These masks are made of medical-grade, FDA and LFGB-approved silicone, which makes them SUPER easy to clean in a variety of different ways. Kids will love that they glow in the dark and make them look like true superheroes. Each kit also comes with a small clip to help adjust the mask to a perfect fit, and five filters to make sure they aren’t just cute but also safe.
One of the challenges of masks is that you can’t see anyone’s smile or lips. This can be especially difficult for the hard of hearing community. Rafi Nova solves that problem with their Smile Masks, which have a clear panel in the front to make lip movements visible. The kid’s version comes with ear loop holes or a tie around the head that accommodates both a better fit and hearing aids/cochlear implants.
Two women-owned brands paired up to make masks that are adorable and fit well. Gravitas brings the fashion knowledge, and Tokki makes reusable giftwrap in fun patterns, so it was a well-made match. There are two sizes for children ages 2-6, and 7-12, so you can find the perfect fit for your little one. The patterns are all unique, ranging from a pack of friendly wolves to starfish and hearts. For each mask purchased, one is also donated.
These three-ply disposable masks are breathable and sweat-free. They create custom masks for the NBA and MLS, along with plenty of masks for the general public. Their designs come in themed variety packs, including a puppy pack, bandana pack and surfs up. You can even sign up for a subscription to get masks every 1, 3 or 6 months.
Your kid can feel adventurous and explore the universe with this awesome space-themed mask. Parents will love the fact that it comes with a reusable filter and neck strap, it's machine washable, and has a filter pocket for increased protection. Plus, for every mask sold, the company donates 10 meals to families in need through their partnership with Feeding America.
There’s a reason why these masks sell out (and restock!) quickly. They are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable, but they also protect better than most reusable masks. With adjustable straps and an adjustable nose bridge, you can find the perfect fit for your kiddo’s face. Choose from solid colors, fun prints, or funky patterns and you’ll be sure to find the right mask for any kid.
These masks were designed by doctors and use the same material as the company’s scrubs, so you know they’re going to be super soft and comfortable for all-day use. The masks are moisture-wicking and antimicrobial (so they won’t smell terrible at the end of the day!). Plus, they wash easily — always important.
Sometimes, it’s hard to understand little kids when they are wearing a mask and that can create extra first day jitters when they try to introduce themselves — especially with a harder-to-pronounce name. This mask allows them to wear their name proudly all over their mask, so everyone will know who they are!
You can feel good about anything you buy from Love Your Melon as they give back 50% of all of their profits to organizations that help fight against pediatric cancer. They’ve gone through many iterations of face masks over the past year to land on their newest favorite, one made out of surgical wrap. The mask fits on the smaller side, making it perfect for younger kids.
If your kid wants to make a fashion statement every day of the week, these are the masks for them. You can go purple camo kitty or ombre rainbow on any given day. The masks are made for kids five years and up, and they have adjustable, adorned ear loops for the perfect fit.
Old Navy is always coming up with new colors and patterns for their masks, and many kids rave about their all-day comfort. The ear loops are adjustable and they’re easy to throw in the wash as well. Best of all, the price point is right for when your kids inevitably lose masks along the way.
These masks may fit a little differently than your typical cloth mask in the best of ways. They are designed for great fit and easier breathing, making it a great pick to wear all day long. Plus, they have anti-fogging technology — so if your kid wears glasses, you’ll certainly want to pick up a pack or two.