Mardi-Gras Mask

Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with beautiful sparkling masks! Class members use provided materials to create their own Mardi Gras masks and then don their costumes for a fun masquerade.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity in an art class in anticipation of Mardi Gras
  • Have individuals create masks in a social studies class during a cultural holidays lesson, or in language arts after reading a story about Mardi Gras celebrations
  • Save the lesson for another holiday or event that encourages festive costumes
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson calls for plastic face masks, glitter glaze, and watercolors, among other art supplies
  • You'll need to provide additional extension activities, as the objective for the lesson is creating the mask
Pros

  • Provides creative options for supply setup and alternatives to materials
  • Lists the National Standards for visual arts that the lesson addresses
Cons

  • None