Who is that masked child?

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Making masks with kids allows them to use their imaginations and art skills, and can provide insights into other cultures.

I have collected many mask over my travels and we discussed the cultural tradition of wearing masks. We read about the traditions of wearing a mask during the Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations in Vietnam and the artists had there own ideas of when masks are used – as disguises, in the theatre, during battles and at parties.

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hand carved masks from Vietnam

A very simple blank mask was given to each artist and our room was filled with materials to create their own disguise.

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Each mask was completely individual, it was fantastic to see personalities portrayed through the anonymity of masks.

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Enjoy becoming the master of your own disguises. We would love you to share your creations.


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4 Responses to Who is that masked child?

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