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Theatre Crafts for Kids


Mask of Magic
Make the mask of magic theatre craft.
Make the mask of magic theatre craft.
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The mask of magic theatre craft will help imaginations soar. Masked balls were all the rage in centuries past. Kings and dukes, queens and fair ladies wore lovely masks to hide their identities until the ball came to a close. Kids can make their own mysterious masks in this indoor craft.

What You'll Need:

  • White cardboard or card stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Sequins
  • Colored paper
  • Glitter glue
  • Ribbons
  • Feathers
  • Elastic, string, or yarn
  • Stapler and staples

How to Make Mask of Magic:

Step 1: Use the small mask design in the illustration as a guide -- or design your own shape! Draw your mask on the cardboard or card stock. Carefully cut out holes for eyes.

Step 2: Decorate your mask with things you find around the house. Add sparkling sequins or bits of bright paper. Use glitter glue to add sparkle. Add dangling ribbons to the bottom or feathers to the top. (Be careful not to get sequins in your child's eyes. Loose glitter could get eyes too.) Feel free to express yourself in the mask, no matter how wild or outrageous it may seem.

Step 3: Once your design is complete, staple a piece of elastic or 2 pieces of string or yarn to either side of the mask. Place the mask on, and the mystery of your child's identity is safe. The magic is sure to begin!

Create a lion mask, roaring optional, in the next theatre craft.

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