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Day of the Dead Paper Mask Project

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Project Kit (see Products Used below steps)
Transparent Tape
String or Yarn (optional)

Materials needed if not using Project Kit:
Creativity Street Dimensional Paper Masks
Fine Point Black Permanent Marker
Paint Markers
Transparent Tape
String or Yarn (optional)
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Learn about and celebrate Day of the Dead by coloring a vibrant skull mask! This project also has an instructional video available!

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  • Step 1
    Form the nose. On the inside of the mask, gather and tape the three slits at the top and the ones under the nose and mouth. Do not tape the side slits.
  • Step 2
    Using the side slits as a starting point, fold back the sides of the mask, at the same angle, to form the jaw. Tape the folded part to the inside of the mask.
  • Step 3
    Next, use a Sharpie to outline designs on the mask.
  • Step 4
    Color in the black outline with paint markers to finish. String to wear.

Products Used