This dramatic bird mask is fun to make and once finished is ideal for imaginative play or as part of a dress up outfit for a costume party. This is a simple example for younger children but older kids could do more complex decoration.
Time: 20 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's, Any Age
Paper mâché masquerade mask
Black paint and paintbrush
5 orange craft feathers
Orange card and scissors to make the beak
Starting materials cost less than 3 dollars
Paint the mask
Glue on the feathers with the PVA glue
Cut a long triangle and fold once lengthways to make a beak. Now bend up the shorter edges to make flaps. Glue these onto the mask over the bridge of the nose
Fold a triangle to make a beak
Your mask is now ready to play with.
Great fun for imaginative play
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Notes I bought the paper mache masquerade mask from Art Shed in Brisbane for less than $3.