Overdramatic Masks

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The use of masks in theater is ubiquitous across cultures and the ages. In this lesson, students will explore a variety of cost-efficient classroom materials like chipboard, butter board, masking tape, plaster cloth, Blick’s Mix Instant Papier Mâché, and paint to create a mask to embody a character of their choosing. With a little bit of imagination, students will be able to create a mask for the classroom performance of a lifetime!