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.
A very simple blank mask was given to each artist and our room was filled with materials to create their own disguise.
Each mask was completely individual, it was fantastic to see personalities portrayed through the anonymity of masks.
Enjoy becoming the master of your own disguises. We would love you to share your creations.