Looking for a project that can be adapted to many grades and is easy on the budget? This could be what you are looking for. All you need are scissors, glue and a supply of cardboard boxes.
After a discussion of additive and subtractive methods, students cut out their mask shapes.
Features were created by adding layers or removing parts of the surface. An opened paper clip was used to help peel off the layers. Students discovered that if they scored the surface, certain sections could be removed without affecting the surrounding area.
Cardboard was separated, bent, twisted, rolled, curled, cut, layered, woven, folded and then glued into place. Both liquid school glue and glue sticks were used.
Holes were added and yarn inserted so the masks could hang.
Animal masks can also be made.
Check out the cute mouse in the photo.