Designing and Constructing a Mask

Summary

In this lesson, you will design and construct your own masks. This activity will stretch you. It requires a lot of planning to construct a mask into the idea you have envisioned. Get ready for a fun and rewarding challenge!

What you need

  • sketchbook and pencil
  • construction paper
  • markers, crayons
  • scissors, knife
  • glue gun, glue stick
  • cutting matt
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What you do

  1. First you will decide on a mask to make from several themes. 
  2. Draw and colour several quick sketches to visualize what your mask will look like.
  3. Design and plan the different components of your mask with construction paper.  
  4. Start cutting and gluing the pieces together.
  5. Add smaller details with markers.  

Mask Themes 

  • Animal theme: Lion, Tiger, Bear, Zebra, Rhino, Dinosaur. 
  • Halloween theme: Vampire, Mummy, Bat, Frankenstein, Ferry. 
  • Superhero theme: Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron-Man, Batman, Captain America. etc.