Mardi Gras Masks

The 8th graders created masks inspired by the recent Mardi Gras celebration. Masks can express your inner secret personality or your alter ego and gives you the luxury of being anonymous. It is traditional to wear a mask on Mardi Gras Day and have been worn at New Orleans balls for centuries.

Our 8th graders really stepped out of their comfort zone on this project when they allowed classmates to plaster their faces! Students worked in pairs layering strips of wet plaster gauze on one another’s faces to create a custom fit mask. After the masks dried and set students used cardboard and Celluclay (a pulp based paper mache product) to create exaggerated features for monsters, demons, animals and  fantasy characters.

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