The third/fourth grade classes made paper mache masks. We used inspiration from the Pacific Northwest Coast masks and viewed a video about their culture. Here are the steps we used.
|Start with a papermache mask form (we used some from Nasco). Then, add appendages with newspapers, LOTS of masking tape, pieces of cardboard, yogurt containers, etc.|
|So much fun to build up a mask!|
|After all the parts are very secured with tape (and I mean lots of tape, MORE is better for this project), then add pieces of newspaper strips dipped in paper mache. We used powdered Elmer's Art Paste.|
|Lots of paper mache. The kids made sure to cover their mask with one or two layers.|
|ewww.. it's so goopy! Some of the kids used plastic gloves because they did not like the feel of it.|
|Paint the masks with acrylic paints. The children used reference sheets with Pacific Northwest Coast designs on them. After the paint is dry, hot glue on fur, feathers or raffia|