Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

African Masks

by Jane Street (follow)
5 to 10s (524)      Under 5s (490)      Over 10s (339)      Any Age (303)      Medium (207)      Imaginative play (51)      Collage (36)      Mask (19)      Popsicle stick (13)      Around the World (12)     


african mask, african mask craft, african masks kids craft, african mask art, african mask cardboard jute, make your own african mask


African masks were traditionally made for rituals and ceremonies. They are often carved from wood, painted with ochre or other natural colourings and decorated with leather, straw, animal hair, copper, shells or feathers.

Have fun making your own African masks with kids of any age.

Time: 2 hours including drying time (30 minutes craft time)
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Cereal box
Hessian (or other rough material)
PVA glue
Popsicle stick (or a natural stick)
Scissors
Brown paint and brush or roller
Scraps of fabric, cardboard, paper, feathers, buttons, leather etc
Hole punch
Raffia



sticking buttongs on african mask, collage african mask, kids gluing collage mask, fun kids craft, mask ideas for kids, making masks with kids
Earthy-toned materials to make our masks


Method
Cut a mask shape out of the cereal box.



raffia for african mask, kids craft raffia, mask raffia, raffia hair african mask, african mask decorating, raffia on mask, kids mask raffia, raffia craft idea
Cardboard cereal box mask backings


Glue hessian (or other coarse fabric) onto the mask shape and trim.



sticking buttongs on african mask, collage african mask, kids gluing collage mask, fun kids craft, mask ideas for kids, making masks with kids




sticking popsicle stick onto mask, lollipop stick on mask, stick mask, stick african mask, popsicle stick craft, lollipop stick craft


Paint the mask with brown paint. We mixed green, orange and black paint together to get brown.



raffia for african mask, kids craft raffia, mask raffia, raffia hair african mask, african mask decorating, raffia on mask, kids mask raffia, raffia craft idea
The roller worked well on the coarse fabric and was easy for little hands


Leave to dry then cut out eyes - you could try round holes, rectangles or triangles.



african mask, african mask craft, african masks kids craft, african mask art, african mask cardboard jute, make your own african mask


Glue on scraps of fabric, cardboard, papers, feathers etc to decorate your mask. We cut triangles, rectangles and circles. We chose earthy tones (browns, reds, oranges) as well as some metallic scraps.



african mask, african mask craft, african masks kids craft, african mask art, african mask cardboard jute, make your own african mask
Collage scraps ready to choose from




sticking buttongs on african mask, collage african mask, kids gluing collage mask, fun kids craft, mask ideas for kids, making masks with kids


Use a hole punch to make holes around the top of the mask.
Tie lengths of raffia through the holes to make hair.



raffia for african mask, kids craft raffia, mask raffia, raffia hair african mask, african mask decorating, raffia on mask, kids mask raffia, raffia craft idea




raffia for african mask, kids craft raffia, mask raffia, raffia hair african mask, african mask decorating, raffia on mask, kids mask raffia, raffia craft idea


You could also try finger painting dots of white, red or orange paint to decorate.
Glue a popsicle stick onto the back of the mask to make a handle.



sticking popsicle stick onto mask, lollipop stick on mask, stick mask, stick african mask, popsicle stick craft, lollipop stick craft


Your African mask is now ready to play with or hang up. Have fun!



african mask, african mask craft, african masks kids craft, african mask art, african mask cardboard jute, make your own african mask



sticking buttongs on african mask, collage african mask, kids gluing collage mask, fun kids craft, mask ideas for kids, making masks with kids


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any Age
#Medium
#Mask
#Africa
#Around The World
#Popsicle stick
#Hessian
#Collage
#Raffia
#Imaginative Play
I like this Article - 13
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Jane Street
Create a cheap homemade weaving board out of old fruit or vegetable net packaging and a needle from ...
12 likes
These frozen chocolatey kiwi pops taste amazing
17 likes
My daughter has been avidly collecting the Woolworths Aussie Animals collector cards that are gi...
5 likes
Zip zap zoom! These watermelon wizard wands are easy to make with children and are fun for a par...
10 likes
This is a cheat's birthday cake for those who really want to make their child's birthday cake but ar...
4 likes
I originally saw these fantastic apple and marshmallow smiles on the website
15 likes
view all articles by Jane Street
Articles by Jane Street on Other Hubs
About a year ago, we hired a Canadian-style open canoe and went on a short paddling adventure
315 views
Repurpose some boxes to make an easy contemporary doll's apartment
8 likes
Ladybird decorations are lovely and bright for a kids room
8 likes
The Tomy Aquadoodle was one of our favourite gifts this Christmas
211 views
ID: 2378
[ Submit a Comment ]
Neat!!
Featured Articles
Pipe cleaners are so versatile and are an excellent tool to encourage kids to use their imagination ...
by Lucy
11 likes
Trending Articles
Make these easy helicopters out of egg cartons
14 likes
This is yet another craft using toilet rolls
13 likes
Moon shoes are a retro outdoor toy that most of us parents enjoyed as a child and the appeal is stil...
13 likes
Rahhhr!! Draw a monster then laugh as you watch it melt
12 likes
Fold a paper plane in just five easy steps! Time: 5 minutes Age: Any Age Level: Easy Ma...
12 likes
Make your own toilet roll airplane with magazine paper and paddle pop sticks
12 likes
After weeks of glorious sunshine, the effect of hurricane Bertha dissipating over the Atlantic l...
11 likes
Pipe cleaners are so versatile and are an excellent tool to encourage kids to use their imagination ...
by Lucy
11 likes
A hot summer is never guaranteed in England but when you get it, you make the most of it
11 likes
Perfect for a car theme birthday party and a good way to include some healthier party food, these sa...
11 likes
Categories
5 to 10s (524)
Under 5s (490)
Over 10s (339)
Any Age (303)
Baby (10)
Links (1)
Easy (604)
Medium (207)
Hard (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
Kids will not be able to resist this Very Hungry Caterpillar creation that they can actually eat
by Lucy
447 views
Trending on Other Hubs
To live a life of simplicity means letting go of all sorts of things that make our lives more c...
724 views
I read a one-liner somewhere saying %%'the severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the rea...
13 likes
I recently visited the property in Devon
9 likes
New on Other Hubs
Like humans, dogs have an endless capacity for learning
4 likes
Have you moved on from your ex but he or she has not moved on from you? This can be a challengin...
41 views
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version