Celebrate Mardi Gras this year with this colorful feathery mask for dressing up! This is a wonderful group activity where every mask will look different.
Fold a paper plate in half and cut along the crease. You only need one half, but can save the other half for another project, or make two masks! Fold the half-plate in half and cut out almond shapes for eye holes.
Trim around the top and bottom edges of the plate to create a more shapely mask.
Pipe white craft glue around the eye holes.
Place sequins in the glue, lining them up right next to each other. Repeat for the other eye.
Use glue to attach feathers all over the front of the mask. Start with larger feathers first, gluing them to the top, adding smaller and smaller feathers as you work your way to the bottom of the mask. Use very small feathers in the center.
Wrap the wooden dowel with the three pipe cleaners, coiling them around the dowel one at a time.
Turn the mask over and to reinforce the center of the mask, helping it to be a bit stronger, glue a piece of cardboard or scrap of paper plate between the two eye holes.
Finally, use a piece of duct tape to secure the dowel to the back right side of the mask (or the left side if child is left handed).
These fancy, feathery masks are easy to make and perfect as photo booth props! Celebrate Mardi Gras in colorful style.