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WASHI TAPE MASK ART


Here we are, keeping masks fresh and fun! This isn’t our first piece of mask art and I don’t think it will be the last, either! Grab your washi tape and join the mask-designer fun!

P.S. Yep, I filed this one under “community-building art!” By wearing our masks, we can keep our communities strong <3



WHAT YOU NEED:

  • watercolour paper or poster board

  • watercolour paint

  • mask template (download below!)

  • yarn

  • white glue

  • washi tape

  • scissors

  • (always!) optional: glitter

Mask Template

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Use washi tape to create a border around the outside of your art paper.

  2. Paint your paper using watercolour paint.

  3. Remove the washi tape to expose a crisp, white border! This gives any piece of artwork a classic touch

  4. While your paper is drying, cut out your mask from the mask template.

  5. Create a small fold at the mask’s center so the mask “pops” from the art paper once mounted.

  6. Use washi tape to decorate your mask. For little artists, I recommend pre-cutting pieces of washi tape and sticking them to the side of the table. Then they can grab them and place as desired!

  7. Trim any excess washi tape that goes beyond the edge of the mask. This helps to maintain its identifiable shape.

  8. Add white glue to the mask’s ear pieces and cover them with colourful yarn to add more texture!

  9. Attach your mask to your canvas with white glue. We only added glue to the area beside the ear pieces, allowing the middle part to stay slightly raised

  10. Add glitter to your canvas, as desired

ACTIVITY EXTENSION:

  • Create a business card for your “mask designer” business!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • Why are we wearing masks?

  • When is it important to wear a mask?

  • How do you wear a mask properly?

  • What other steps can we take to protect ourselves and each other from coronavirus?

  • What other crafts can we make with washi tape?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • safe use of scissors

  • peeling and sticking washi tape

  • use of colours or patterns

  • creative design

  • engaging in conversation starters

  • wearing their mask!

I wonder what other designs are hiding in the imaginations of kiddos around the world! Be sure to tag us @theartstadium so we can celebrate your mask ideas too


Happy connecting!


XOXO,

Lindsay

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