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Cultural Masks

March 8, 2012

Fourth graders were fascinated to learn about the use of masks from other cultures.  After we observed and discussed pictures of  masks, kids were given a square scrap piece from a box.  They used clay to form facial features.  We made sure to press around all edges of the clay so it would stick to the surface.  Kids added other features like ears, hair, facial decorations using scrap pieces of cardboard.  We glued them down with a hot glue gun.  Next, kids glued around all clay edges, allowing it to dry overnight.  I sprayed some of the masks with black spray paint;  others, I used a texture spray paint that resembled stone.  This great idea was presented by Craig Russell from Clear Creek ISD at an art conference.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. vicki permalink
    March 21, 2012 9:18 pm

    What kind of clay did you use?

  2. jennauv1 permalink*
    March 21, 2012 9:25 pm

    I used white low fire clay for this project.

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