Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mask Making

Our 4th graders do a mask making unit each year. Here are some of the mask for this past class. They create wild animal masks (and such) by making their  own zoo with Roylco's Animal Face Forms! Each see-through plastic face form is reusable and great for papier maché or clay. I am going on year 5 with this same set and all is well with them.  They are holding up very good!
You can fill them with plaster to create an animal plaque for your wall or decorate each creation to create a one-of-a-kind critter with using the plaster gauze.
Each package contains five forms, one of each animal. The inside width of each form ranges from 6 to 7 inches (about 15 to 18 cm), making them child-sized.

Roylco Multi-Cultural Face Forms

Roylco Mega Mask Making Kit 

(on how detailed you want to be and what your goals 

for the lesson are...)

Plastic Face Masks

Face Form for Mask Making

Plast'r Craft (Love me some of this in art class!)

Mask-Making Made Easy click here for other resources for this type of 

art education lesson!

Books To Help You Make Masks 

One of the things that led to my choosing to study costume and 
makeup as a theatrical  major in college was a class on mask-making. 
To help you with your artistic crafting, I've recommended a variety 
of books on making masks that run the gamut from 
playingdress-up with kids to serious stage-crafting of masks.


Making Masks (Kids Can Do It)

Making Masks (Kids Can Do It)

Thanks for stopping by now! Hope yall have a good day! 
Kim 1969

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post! I have a gazillion (ok, maybe an exaggeration) face forms. A previous art teacher had used them, but I wasn't sure how or what to make with them. This post offers some inspiration and direction. Thanks for checking out my blog!