Use these clever masks for storytelling, role-playing, dress-up or class plays.
Students can use their imagination to embellish their own individual masks.
Create various masks to use in class plays, storytelling or dress-up or to act out a book report.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper, Crayons, markers, pencils or pens, Elastic thread, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- For a bird mask, die-cut two bird shapes, using two shades of yellow construction paper.
- Leave one mask whole, and trim along the perforations on the other mask for embellishing pieces. Students can also free cut designs from the second mask to embellish the first mask.
- Adhere the trimmed pieces to the whole mask, and use crayons, markers, pencils or pens for shading.
- With a spool of elastic thread (found in craft or fabric stores), cut a length of thread long enough to go around a student’s head.
- Wrap the ends of the thread around both slits on the mask to secure the mask to the student’s head (Main Photo).
- Follow the above instructions to make the cat, dog or pig masks.
National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
- Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum.
National Language Arts-English
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
- Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).