Face Mold Masks
Cover work area with newspaper or a tablecloth. Cut plaster wrap into 1-inch strips. Put the strips in bowls around the workspace. Have one pile per child. Put a bowl of water around the table, one per workstation works well.
- Instruct children partner up. Have them both put on smocks, do not skip this step, this project can get very messy.
- Ask the first child (the mask model) rub Vaseline all over their face paying close attention to eyebrows and the hair line
- Child two (the artist) will then take a strip of plaster wrap, put it in the water, wring out excess water and apply the damp plaster strip to their partners face. Making sure not to cover the mouth or nostrils. Then the artists will smooth out the plaster.
- They will continue to apply strips until a layer of plaster is on their partners face, then they will repeat.
- Each child will want at least three layers of plaster on the mask so it will hold
- Once the entire face is covered let the plaster dry for at least 20 minutes or until it falls off the face. Remove the mask being careful not to bend the plaster.
- Crumple up paper and place it underneath the mask to help it hold its shape.
- Let it dry for one - two days (depending on the number of layers it may take longer to dry)
- After the mask is dry get out the paint and glitter and go to town!
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