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MASKMAKING [From: Multicultural]
Written by: Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder [Jantje is one of the creators of KinderArt]

Age:

2-5 years

Activity Summary:

Little ones will learn how to make masks out of paper plates.

What You Need:

•Paper plates (one per child)
•Butcher's string
•Markers
•Water-based tempera paint
•Paintbrushes
•Water and water containers
•A covered work area
•Paint smocks or old shirts
•White glue
•Yarn and feathers and beads

What You Do:

  1. ADULT: Cut eye holes out of the paper plates.

  2. Kinderartists can decorate their paper plate masks with paint and magic markers.

  3. When dry, yarn can be glued on for hair.

  4. Other found objects can be glued on to create wonderful masks.

  5. Finally, an adult can attach the string using tape or glue or staples so that the children can wear their masks.

  6. Never allow children to wear masks near a set of stairs as the mask can impair vision.


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