This adorable mask is a perfect addition to your costume closet! Wear it Trick-or-Treating too!
Duration: 15 minutes (plus drying time)
Learning Outcomes: Augment student presentations with this adorable costume piece. Exercise fine motor skills. Create wearable art.
Today we will explore a fun way to add texture and color to a mask using paper! We have chosen a frog mask, but this crafty technique can be used across a wide variety of art activities.
Start with a flat mask. We used a green marker to add a base color to the entire mask.
Next, tape the tabs and pleats of the mask together. This will give your mask a 3 dimensional shape! Remember, it is easier to color a mask while it is flat, but if you will be applying details with glue, it is easier to fold up and tape the mask together BEFORE applying glue. If you glue things to a flat mask, the dry glue may crack and cause pieces to fall off when you fold the mask.
To add color and texture to your mask, try using circle popz! Spread a thin, even layer of glue around the frog mask’s eyes. We used small circles to line the eyes, alternating between a solid circle and a patterned circle.
For the rest of the face of the mask, we used larger circles cut in half. Spread a thin, even layer of glue on the mask, and start from the bottom of the face. Work your way upwards in slightly overlapping rows,
This twist on a typical collage technique is a simple, fun and effective way to add bright colors and patterns to a mask.
Use masks in your classroom for imaginative play, to add some life to a presentation, and as beautiful wall art! Don’t forget to take the time to talk about the history and uses of masks in different cultures. Like us on Facebook, Share this post with your friends, or Subscribe to this blog today to receive original craft project updates every week