Saturday, 18 January 2014

Getting ready for Carnival...

Last Monday, in preparation for our upcoming Children's Craft afternoon, we test drove some Venetian style masks and this is what happened:

Venetian mask

On a dull, chilly January morning, this was so much fun. You can buy the masks in a "raw" state - they are a brown cardboardy thing. We then did a layer of white paint - not too thick - and then, well, the sky's the limit, or rather your craft supplies are the limit. And here's the thing  - there are no rules to decorating these masks. We used feathers, paint, stones, glitter, beads - a great way to use up things you already have. The whole thing took under an hour to do. You can then either punch two holes, one each side of the eyes and thread elastic through to wear your mask, or leave it as it is and hang up as a wall decoration. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the children come up with in a couple of weeks' time...

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