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How do you make a African mask for kids?
Last Updated: 8th May, 2020
- 2Cut eye holes. Start out with an 8½-inch or 10-inch paper plate.
- 3Make the nose and mouth. Take some strips of newspaper.
- 4Paint the mask. Paint your mask with a base color, which is typically brown, black, or white.
- 5Paint the details.
- 6Add some hair.
- 7Use the mask.
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Then, how do you make a African cardboard mask?
- Freehand draw the facial pieces onto corrugated cardboard (old boxes).
- Cut them out.
- If you want some facial pieces to stick out more:
- freehand draw the shield/mask shape on a large piece of cardboard.
- Cut it out.
- Cut out eye holes.
- At this point you can just glue all of your pieces together.
what do the patterns on African masks represent? The patterns are combined on masks to represent the prohibitions, rules for proper conduct of life, and requirements of the spirits the masks represent--they are visible forms of the soser of the Lobi.
Likewise, people ask, what are three types of masks created in Africa?
Common types of African masks include face masks, which fit over the front of the wearer's face; helmet masks, which fit over the entire head; and forehead masks, which rest of the forehead and are tilted downward to make the mask look at someone.
How do you make an African mask?
African tribal masks
- Start by crumpling up a few pieces of paper and put them where you want to increase the size of the mask.
- Dip the pieces of plaster bandage in water and model them onto the crumpled paper and mask.
- Along the way, place small pieces of paper where it may be necessary to support the plaster bandage.