DIY Masks - 6 pcs.
worked well for my lesson plan
The classroom assignment was to research masks from a choice of cultures, write a short research paper about it and then sketch their interpretation of the culture's use of masks, finally transferring their design to the mask and painting it. They have loved this activity, and it covers many standards at once. This is an activity that could work from elementary grades through high school, depending on the complexity.
Once finished with their "cultural" mask, students have been allowed to paint another mask free-hand - with any design elements of their choosing.
December 14, 2014
Fun for All
With a set of paints & brushes, and a few other basic supplies, a group of twenty-somethings can easily have a great time making creepy or silly or outrageous masks. These are a great base and sturdy enough to be something you and your fellow artists might actually keep. You'll want these over some flimsy plastic dominoes any day.
April 22, 2014
Better than expected!
I bought masks from OT before and was not thrilled with the quality. These however, met all expectations and more. Good size and good quality. Did not mind at all spending a little more for the product. Definitely worth it. Thank you!!!
February 5, 2014
Very happy with this purchase!
We used these masks in an addiction treatment setting as a way for clients to visually express their recovery journey. The masks worked wonderfully for this purpose- they are well made and we had no problems with any of the craft supplies that were used adhering to the masks. I even purchased some as a present for a family member who is an artist after he saw our exhibit and was impressed with the quality of the masks. :)
December 19, 2013
Better than plastic
Bought these to use in my Halloween decorations for the cemetery painted with glow paint. MUCH sturdier than the plastic ones offered here that I've bought in the past. Also the paint stays on better (tends to crack off the plastic ones). Pricier than the plastic ones too, but I'm sure they'll hold up better.
November 9, 2013
A Good Purchase
The masks are appropriate if you just want to hang them. They do not come with strings to keep on the face. When putting elastic or ribbon on the mask in order to wear them, the holes tear out easily. So for decoration, hanging, or gluing a stick on the side in order to hold, they are fine. My class enjoyed decorating them. My students presented monologues from behind their masks.
October 31, 2011
These masks are sturdy and easy to use. We have used them with groups of children ranging from 1st grade to teenagers, and have decorated them with paints, markers, collage materials, feathers, etc. The facial features are very neutral and nonthreatening - not scary or creepy like some other masks.
October 29, 2010
We had a blast decorating the masks.
October 27, 2010
Paper mache masks
I cut out the mouth and nose and make a skeleton mask out of this for Dia de los Muertos. The kids paint it, then decorate it with gel pens. Very beautiful.
September 4, 2010
Great craft activity
We used this activity for a Bring your Child to Work Day. The kids loved it! They were so creative.
July 22, 2010