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9 Best Face Masks for Kids, From Toddlers to Teens


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As our country re-opens for business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and children head back to school and daycare, parents everywhere are in search of the best face masks for kids. Whether they attend just a few hours or days a week or full-time, it seems clear that face masks are going to be necessary to help keep everyone safe and healthy — students as well as teachers.

To help make this new reality a little easier to adapt to, we’ve rounded up a selection of face masks for kids that are comfortable, stylish, and affordable. Whether you’ve got a Disney-loving toddler, a newly style-conscious tween, or a too-cool-for-school teen, there’s a comfortable, reusable cloth face mask they’ll love here. Be sure to order several of their favorites, so you can wash them frequently (and then double the number in your cart, since kids are famous for losing things).

If you’re looking for the best face mask for glasses, a stylish mask for yourself, or face masks for everyone, we’ve got you covered:

Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best face masks for kids!

What are the best face masks for kids?

Billie Blooms Horizons Back To School Collection

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Billie Blooms

Buy on Billie Blooms ($40 for 5)

Why we like them:

  • Machine-wash, tumble dry
  • Includes a pocket for optional filter
  • 100 percent of proceeds donated to charity

Billie Blooms makes an entire line of face masks we’re wild about, in sizes for toddlers, older kids, and adults of all sizes. But this fall, the company has partnered with Karolina Kurkova in a “Masks for All” initiative, creating this “Back to School” pack of five masks in fun prints of original artwork by student artists. One size fits most kids ages four through 15, and they’re made of preshrunk, stretchy polyester that’s moisture-resistant, breathable, and comfortable enough to wear all day. Proceeds are donated to Horizons National, working to close opportunity gaps and empower students in under-resourced communities.

Disney Cloth Face Masks

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Buy on DisneyStore ($19.99 for 4)

Why we like them:

  • Made of a soft, stretchy polyester/cotton blend
  • Easy care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • Comes in four different patterns per pack

Disney’s line of masks has everything from Mickey and Minnie to Yoda, The Hulk, Forky, and more. (Yes, they’ve got princesses too.) They’re available in sizes Youth Small, Youth Medium, Adult Large, and Adult Extra Large — so grown-up Disney fans can sport them, too! Even better, Disney is donating one million cloth masks to families in underserved communities, as well as giving $1 million in profits to MedShare, an organization dedicated to providing lifesaving care to people in need.

“Soft, stretchable, comfortable! I would recommend ordering the bigger loop size that you fall in. Even though they stretch, they will shrink once washed. I ordered a large and it fits perfectly, but probably won’t after washing, [as it is made from] 100 percent cotton.”

Onzie Mindful Masks

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Buy on Onzie ($20 for 2)

Why we like them:

  • Made in Los Angeles from upcycled yoga clothing
  • Proceeds donated to healthcare workers
  • Comes in a pack of 2 assorted designs

These super-stretchy, breathable masks are made with quick-drying spandex to be as comfortable as possible on sensitive little faces. Plus, they’re good for the environment, as they’re made from “upcycled” materials — and the company donates all proceeds to a charity that supports essential workers. This mom of two girls writes:

“I purchased two sets of masks for my younger daughters, ages 7 and 10. These arrived quickly, are comfortable and as per my 10 year-old, ‘stylish for a mask’. They have worn them multiple times, for upwards of two hours, and have had no complaints of bothering their faces. They also have washed well. I highly recommend these masks.”

Rendall Co. Cadet

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Buy on Rendall Co. ($16)

Why we like them:

  • Attached bungee cord
  • Velcro fasteners on the sides
  • Available in two sizes for different ages

Adults love Rendall Co.’s Sentry and Ace masks, and now kids have their own with the Cadet. The attached bungee cord lets kids keep the mask hanging around their neck when not in use, so it doesn’t get lost or dirty, and Velcro panels on the sides let them take them off — and put them back on — easily. Two layers of 100 percent cotton keep your little one protected from germs, and for each mask ordered, Rendall Co. donates one to front-line workers. Available in a rough-and-tumble classic denim fabric or a sweet engineer stripe.

VIDA PM2.5 Mask

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Buy on ShopVida ($10 each or $36 for 4)

Why we like them:

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Metal nose-piece for snug fit
  • Adjustable ear straps

Tweens can be hard to shop for in the best of times. These masks, with their solid colors and contrasting piping, are stylish, but plain enough to blend in with their own budding style. The straps are adjustable, there’s a nose piece for a secure fit that won’t fog up glasses, and it’s made of two layers of cotton for comfortable, breathable protection. A pocket provides a place to insert a filter, if you wish. Just be sure to wash the mask often and change the filter every seven days. Even better? You can borrow your kid’s mask if you can’t find yours, because these fit people ages five through 100+! One mom writes:

“These are the most comfortable masks we have found and work well for my whole family. The materials and design make them easy to wear for a variety of face sizes, and the flexible nose piece makes them the best I have found for wearing with glasses. There is enough variety of colors that we could each find a color we like, and it is easy to keep track of which mask belongs to which person. The option to insert an extra filter (or not) is helpful. For super hot weather, we are wearing them without the filter and they still are substantial enough to be protective (can’t blow out a candle through them). 

Everlane 100% Human Face Mask

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Buy on Everlane ($25 for 5)

Why we like them:

  • Super-soft material
  • Affordable
  • Available in tie-dye, solids, or stripes

These one-size-fits-all masks are best for older teens or bigger kids, so if other masks for kids have been too snug for yours, try these. At $5 each, you can afford to give them a try — and if they don’t fit, you can keep them! Soft, stretchy material and non-scratchy ear loops make them comfy, and the warmer knit is perfect for colder weather. They can be machine-washed and dried, and 10 percent of proceeds go to the ACLU to help assist in the fight for human rights nationwide. Get these masks in the gray pictured here, solid black, a hip tie-dye pattern, or sassy woven stripes.

“The material is really soft and comfy, like your favorite T-shirt. The ear loops are stretchy and don’t hurt my ears, even after several hours. They were a bit too big for my 14 -year-old though. They’ve been washed several times now and have stayed true to size. They are a bit warm, but winter is coming!”

Uniqlo Airism Face Mask

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Buy on Uniqlo ($14.90 for 3)

Why we like them:

  • Moisture-wicking fabric
  • Machine washable
  • Fabric protects from UV rays

These best-selling, affordable, breathable masks are perfect for kids on the go. Available in black or white, they’ve got a built-in filter and are made from fabric that blocks UV rays to protect sensitive faces from the sun. Many reviewers advise that they run small, something to be aware of when ordering.

“Bought the Medium in black for my 16-year-old son. Perfect sizing, and he chose these over other cotton and disposable masks. Machine washable, which is great for me!”

VIDA Cloth Mask – LA x SF Edition

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best face masks for teen boys

Buy on ShopVida ($18)

Why we like them:

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Includes pocket for a replaceable filter insert
  • Easy care: Machine wash, hang dry

What can we say? We love these Vida masks, and this special collaboration screams “teenage boy” to us. Made from the same 100 percent cotton as the above masks we love for tweens, with the same filter pocket and elastic ear loops, these come in ultra-cool plaid, snakeskin, and, a geometric black-and-white pattern your adolescent will love (but won’t tell you he does). Quantities of this special edition are limited, so order now!

Urban Outfitters Reusable Face Mask

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Urban Outfitters

Buy on Urban Outfitters ($8, originally $12)

Why we like them:

  • Machine-washable
  • Ties around the ears for adjustable fit
  • Solid colors go with everything

All the teenage girls we know are wild about Urban Outfitters, so what better place to look for cute, affordable masks they’ll actually wear? Available in solid black, white, gray, or peach, these masks are made from a blend of cotton, rayon, and spandex and feature straps that tie around the ears for a perfect fit. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from each mask is being donated to the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.

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