Monday, March 7, 2011

Mardi Gras Masks - 3rd Grade

Taking ideas from my own March Craft Box...

I presented the Mask Project for my son's 3rd Grade Class today...
This projects was in, on and done in less than 1 hour in a class of 30... so YES, it can be done.

Collect your supplies.

  • Store Bought Masks (variety of half and full face, with cat, butterfly or standard embellisments).. these are to be used as TEMPLATES...  as children have different shape & size faces, this let them choose something that was right for them...
  • Foam Rectangles in a variety of colors.  This eliminates the paper mache, paint, and dry... and let's them start with a bright color.
  • Scissors
  • Sharpies (variety of colors)
  • Glue
  • Embellishments: confetti packs of sequins and sparkles work well. 
  • Feathers
  • Hole Punch & String or Ribbon (to tie the masks on)

Step One.

  • Select Mask Shape & Color Foam Rectangle (6 x 8")
  • Trace Mask Shape onto foam and design the outline & eye positions.
  • Return the "Template" to the supply bin.
Step Two
  • Cut out the Eyes, Nose & Mouth, design the forehead & any other shape details
Step Three
  • Embellish with Feathers, Sequins and Sharpies

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