10 Best Kids' Face Masks They'll Want To Wear

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As children make their way back to school in the time of COVID-19, there is an ever-growing need for them to be fully prepared with a mask that fits perfectly and is very comfortable.

With the current climate, it is also important that we buy reusable face coverings rather than single-use plastic ones. Therefore, to help you with your decision and to make sure your child is ready, we have put together a handy list of the best face masks for kids that are suited to smaller sizes and are all reusable. Many have adjustable ear loops or nose pieces so that you can ensure a secure fit for your little one no matter where they go.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great face masks on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, size and number of masks.

1. Pacamask Child Colour Collection Masks

Pacamask Child Colour Collection Masks.

The Pacamask brand tailors masks for children and adults, with a small and large face-covering available. The mask for kids comes in a variety of colours and can be in a bundle of three and six too if you need more. The adjustable ear loops can be changed to suit each head size and therefore create a snug, comfortable and secure mask to wear out and about.

The Pacamask states it kills up to 99% of bacteria even after 50 masks, so these are a good investment for your child to wear over and over again.

Main Features

  • Price: £17.95
  • Age: 3-12
  • 6 different colours available
  • Adjustable ear loops
  • Antibacterial fabric

Best For Under 10s

2. Vistaprint Kids Face Mask

Boy wearing Vistaprint Kids Face Mask.

Vistaprint have tailored their masks to be suitable for kids, and their small adult size is great for older children and teens. There are such a huge variety of designs, and you can even customise your own mask with pictures or specific patterns. It has a permanent filter inside the mask, so you don't need to bring any spare filters to switch out during the day. All your child needs to remember is their face covering.

The adjustable straps mean that this can fit securely on any face shape, and once you have found this perfect position, you can simply machine wash this and have a very comfortable, safe mask for every trip out.

These masks also come with free delivery.

Main Features

  • Price: £13
  • Age: 4+
  • Light inner cotton layer
  • Permanent filter
  • Adjustable straps
  • Machine washable

Best Unisex Face Masks

3. Gap Kids Unisex Face Masks

Gap Kids Unisex Face Masks.

These Gap unisex masks come in one size and should fit any little faces. They come in a pack of three and are a mixed set of patterns. They are designed with all of the necessary accessories; an adjustable nose piece, over the ear elastic loop and triple-layer cotton face covering for a secure and comfortable fit. Gap advise you to wash these masks once before you use them, and again after each wear.

Available in a variety of colours and patterns too, you can be sure there is something to suit every little one.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.95
  • Age: 4+
  • Over-ear straps
  • Cotton face masks
  • Adjustable nose piece

Best For Under 5s

4. Claire's 3 Pack Cotton Kids Face Masks

Claire's 3 Pack Cotton Kids Face Masks.

These cotton face coverings come as a pack of three, with pink and polka dot patterns that make wearing a mask so much more exciting. They are lightweight and breathable for wearing over longer periods, and the elasticated ear loops make these comfortable too. Claire's masks are suited more for younger children.

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Age: 3-6
  • Cloth- two layers
  • Elastic ear loops

Best Face Mask Set

5. Boden Non-Medical Face Coverings

Boden Non-Medical Face Coverings.

These Boden children's masks come in just one size and a bundle of three, which means these are suitable for a variety of ages. They are made from three different layers of fabric, two layers of jersey fabric and one non-woven filter that is bonded to the other fabrics. This provides ultimate protection.

The funky, random colours and prints also make this an exciting buy - you have no idea which three masks will be delivered.

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Age: 4+
  • 3 layer design- 2 layer fabric and 1 integrated filter
  • Elasticated cover straps
  • Adjustable wire nose piece
  • Machine washable

Best Patterned Face Masks

6. Wild Things Kids Cotton Animal Faces Face Mask

Wild Things Kids Cotton Animal Faces Face Mask.

These kids face masks cover a wide range of ages, with the small size suitable for ages three to ten and the large fits children aged ten to fourteen. You can be sure your child will love to wear the funky colourful animal designs from Wild Things, with a choice of a lion, a shark, a cat, a bunny, a tiger and a dog. There is something for everyone.

The elastic can be tied to the desired fit, so you can ensure a snug but comfortable fit for your child once their mask arrives. You can even buy matching headbands and fancy dress outfits too.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.50
  • Age: 3-14+
  • Machine washable
  • 6 different animal design

Best For Charitable Proceeds

7. Disney Fabric Reusable Kids Face Masks

Disney Fabric Reusable Kids Face Masks.

These Disney cloth face masks come in a pack of four and in a variety of styles. Whether you want a Pixar, Mickey Mouse or Star Wars selection, there is something for you. These are cloth, so they can be washed and reused for school or a trip to the shops, and having four in a set means you have plenty for use every day.

Disney are donating 100% of the proceeds they may earn from their face masks to Red Cross organisations to support people during the crisis. Therefore, buy buying Disney's masks you are also donating to charity.

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Age: 4+
  • Two layers

Best For Families On A Budget

8. Oliver Bonas Galaxy Print Kids Face Covering

Oliver Bonas Galaxy Print Kids Face Covering.

This galaxy cotton kids mask securely covers your little one's nose and mouth, and with a special repellent finish and antibacterial treatment, this is a very safe mask to buy. Your child can use these for up to five hours in one go, and with approximately 50 washes before the antibacterial treatment deteriorates, you can reuse over and over again.

For hygiene reasons, these masks cannot be returned.

Main Features

  • Price: £8.50
  • Age: 4+
  • 3 fabric layers
  • Elastic ear loops
  • Repellent finish
  • Antibacterial treatment

Best For Tweens And Teens

9. Mango Kids Reusable Face Mask

Mango Kids Reusable Face Mask.

These Mango cloth face masks come in three different sizes, small, medium and large, which means they fit ages three to 12. Being machine washable, these are great to reuse, but they are only protective up to 10 washes, so this is best as a short term buy. They also have thin elastic ear loops and pleated masks with a funky design.

You cannot return this item once you have bought it due to health and safety standards.

Main Features

  • Price: £7.99
  • Age: 3-12
  • 60% breathability
  • Up to 10 washes

Best To Match With School Uniform

10. Selfie Craft Co Kids Face Mask

Selfie Craft Co Kids Face Mask.

These cotton face masks for kids are a triple-layered design with a mouldable nose piece and a disposable activated carbon filter for additional safety. This is also a good face mask to buy if your child wears glasses, as the nose piece prevents them from steaming up.

The Selfie Craft face masks are designed with a variety of blue and black designs, so your kids will look super cool whilst they remain safe. You can also buy these as a bundle of three if you need more.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.50
  • Age: 4-16+
  • Mouldable nose piece
  • Disposable filter
  • Pack of 3 optional

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for best face masks then why not take a look at our kids' pencil cases, or for something different take a look at our Harry Potter gifts.

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