Duration: 15 minutes
Learning Objectives: Develop fine motor skills with tracing and cutting out mylar “lenses.” Use the Masquerade Glasses for dramatic play activities and for encouraging shy students to coax out their inner actor!
• Pink markers
• Pink mylar sheets
The Masquerade Glasses are perfect for encouraging students to participate in dramatic play.
Pick a few coordinating marker colors. If students need to work out their design for their Masquerade Glasses, give them scrap paper to doodle on. You can find the plastic sheet “lenses” at your local office depot store as transparency sheets that you would use for light projectors.
The Masquerade Glasses need to be popped out from the card backing.
You can use the insides of the eyes as embellishments for the Masquerade Glasses.
Next, you will need a transparency sheet. Test out several of your pink markers to see which will produce the best “pink lenses” effect. Simply rub the marker tip tightly across the transparency sheet. Lift the sheet up to your eyes and look through them to see if the lenses are clear enough to use. Use a lighter color if your chosen marker color blends too much and is too opaque.
Here’s a look at the great variety of pink-lensed Masquerade Glasses you can make! Use the glasses to experiment with different lens effects. Try out different transparencies with a variety of marker types to see which works best in creating your own pair of cool “shades.”
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