The past week the kids have been going through a mask making spree. The kids just recently watched Rio for the first time so they liked the idea of making some masks like the ones some of the people were wearing in the parade. When I saw the Mardi Gras Masks from Activity Village I thought they would be perfect.
We downloaded three different versions – Mardi Gras Mask 1, Mardi Gras Mask 2 and Valentine Mask (all Masks are included in the Members Only package from Activity Village which is currently £12 per year). I printed all our masks onto thin card just so they would be a bit more sturdy.
I was really impressed with how hard the kids (and 2 of their friends) tried with these masks. My youngest sat very patiently and worked very hard on the details – making sure the patterns were just right (my daughter did help him with the cutting).
And we also had a go at adding some extra details to a few of the masks. We added some coloured feathers to a few masks.
And even some craft jewels that we have.
It is a really simple and easy craft activity for the kids to do and mine loved it.
As I am often asked about the craft supplies that we use. Here are the details on what we used in this post.
The craft jewels are a combination of jewels that I have bought over the years and include these ones Self-Adhesive Acrylic Jewels Assorted Designs & Colours Embellishments for Children’s Crafts (Pack of 200)
and Large Self-Adhesive Acrylic Jewels Assorted Designs and Sizes for Collage, Card Making, Children’s Arts & Crafts (Pack of 120). The feathers are from all over, I have a habbit of buying colourful feathers for our crafts whenever I spot them in a store.
The pens are the STABIL Cappi pens which I highly recommend. They have a lovely grip which places the kids fingers in the perfect position.
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