Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll be dealing with the effects of the novel Coronavirus for a little while yet. With masks becoming mandatory in many public spaces including schools, reusable masks have made their way onto many people’s back to school shopping lists. We’ve rounded up our favourite places to get reusable masks for kids over 2 years old. Although these masks are non-medical grade, they have been shown to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, keeping kids and families safer, and giving them a little peace of mind in these uncertain times.
Whether your kiddo is an animal lover, gamer, sports fan, or just someone who loves a fun print, Protect Styles has masks that kids can get excited about. Each polyester mask is machine washable and has adjustable ear loops and two fabric layers with a pocket for a removable filter. You can even design your own mask with custom images, text and colours. Don’t miss out on the discount codes if you plan to buy 3 or more masks!
From $19 | ProtectStyles.com
If you’re looking for a mask that’s beautifully different from everything else out there, Smitn Bebe has gorgeous 100% cotton masks with embroidery details. There are two sizes available – for children 3 to 8 years and 5 to 12+ years. The masks come with a filter pocket (the filter must be purchased separately). The ear straps can be tied to adjust to your child’s face as needed.
$26 | SmitnBebe.com
Now you can grab masks for kids and adults at your favourite party store. Party City has a few different designs on their triple-layered polyester masks. Our favourite is the Kawaii Bear Face mask which any kiddo would be bear-y happy to wear. Masks are machine washable.
$10 | PartyCity.com
Bentley carries kids’ masks in a variety of colors and prints for a great price. Each package contains 2 cotton/polyester masks and 1 removeable filter. The adjustable ear elastics mean your kiddo will get the perfect fit on their mask, and a metal string at the nose allows for extra adjustments.
From $20 |ShopBentley.com
Secret Wool Society
Secret Wool Society makes kids’ masks in two size selections – for kids from ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 10. You’ll have to wait a little longer to get your mask since they’re custom made, but for a one-of-a-kind mask in your choice of 31 fabrics, we think it’s totally worth it. Each mask includes a filter pocket (filters not included) and is made of machine-washable cotton or linen. The ties are made of stretchy jersey cotton that ties behind the head to give ears a break. Masks are made in Calgary, Alberta.
From $18 |Etsy.com
Mayana Geneviere has simple and beautiful masks made in Toronto with 2 layers of tightly woven cotton and soft adjustable elastic ear straps. Each mask has a filter pocket for a removable filter to add an extra layer of protection. Masks come in either black or stone colour and can be purchased in single, three, or 12-packs. A portion of each purchase will be donated to those in need who have been affected by COVID.
From $19 | MayanaGeneviere.ca
Weddingstar makes masks in both solid styles and prints for animal lovers, foodies, and sports fans, as well as character masks, tie-dye styles, fun prints and solid colours. My kids have tried out some of these masks and we love them for their breathability and the toggle bead on the ear elastic that makes them super easy to adjust. The bendable nose wire helps to make each fit even better. Masks come with filter pockets, and filters can be purchased separately. Make sure to include the promo code if you plan to purchase 4 or more masks!
From $16 | WeddingStar.ca
If you’re on the hunt for cute masks at a great price point, Old Navy is about to become your best friend. Masks are sold in 3-packs, 5-packs and 10-packs and come in two different styles, both of which are made from three layers of 100% cotton. Each package of soft, breathable masks also comes with a mesh laundry bag for easy washing.
From $12 for a 3-Pack | OldNavy.ca
Gap has 3-packs of kids’ face masks in solids, plaids and prints. Each set has 3 different machine-washable masks made of triple-layer cotton and over-ear elastic straps. An adjustable nose piece allows for a snug and secure fit that’ll keep your kid’s mask in just the right place. There is also a family pack of masks available with 4 adult masks and 4 kids’ masks so you can get the whole family covered in one click of your mouse!
From $20 for a 3-Pack | GapCanada.ca
Kokoro is a Montreal-based company that is donating one mask to frontline and essential workers for every mask sold. Masks come in a huge range of unique and fun prints in double-layered cotton and are fully machine washable. Each mask has a filter pocket to add an extra layer of protection (filters can be purchased separately). The ear elastics are fully adjustable too. Best of all, each style can be purchased in kid and adult sizes, so everyone in the family can match if that’s your jam!
From $14 | WeAreKokoro.com
If you’re looking for lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking fabric masks that are made specifically for kid’s faces, these Mabel’s Labels masks might be exactly what you need. There are six different options for designs, including kid-favourite unicorns and also UFOs. (Though there are two solid-coloured options as well!) Masks do not have a pocket for a filter, instead, they have 3 layers of fabric and are machine washable.
$18.50 | mabelslabels.com
Choose from one of Vistaprint’s countless fun mask prints or customize your own! If you’ve got the perfect mask design in mind, all you have to do is upload your image and in under 24 hours, they’ll have a few design options for you to choose from. Masks have a replaceable filter system (filter needs to be purchased separately) and are made of a lightweight, moisture-wicking material. The toggle bead on the ear straps means your kiddo’s mask will stay put as long as they need to keep it on.
From $18 | Vistaprint.ca
Chapters-Indigo carries a variety of fun kids’ face masks from OMG Accessories. There are a handful of styles including patterned prints and character masks (think dinosaurs, sharks and bears). Each mask has an adjustable ear loop and is made from stretch polyblend fabric with a 100% cotton inner layer. There’s a filter pocket to add a disposable filter, which can be purchased separately.
$15 | Chapters.Indigo.ca
What’s your favourite place to purchase masks for your kids here in Canada? We’d love to hear about any we missed in the comments!