Monday, January 2, 2017

Making Masks

Today was a great day - I got to make art with my nieces!  They are beautiful souls and we always have a a fab time "arting". 

For our creative endeavors we made colorful & crazy masks.  This is a great activity for all ages.  

- cardboard (old boxes)
- scissors
- paint & paint brushes
- scrap paper
- glue
- markers
- fun music & creativity 
- other misc "stuff" - we used some clothes pins for hair and beads"for eyes

We started by sketching an idea on scrap paper.  Here is my design and my finished mask side by side.

Next step - start cutting the shapes out of card board to build your mask.

Then you get to paint!  Some of the paints required multiple layers to cover the cardboard.  We used acrylic paints, but you could also use tempra paints.

Next step was to glue the shapes together.  We used a glue gun, but you could also use Elmer's glue or tacky glue.  Last step was to embellish with some marker lines.

And voila!  Finished masks.   I plan to hang mine in my studio when I get home. 

And you can't forget Fred



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