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What does your face look like when you taste something sour? Or smell something delicious? Create an expressive, decorative mask to show a strong emotion.
When you bite a lemon, what do your eyes and mouth look like? If you smell baking bread or stinky socks, how does your face change? Sometimes you’re happy, sad, cranky, silly, excited, lonely, or discouraged. Invite students to look at themselves making different faces in a mirror. Draw attention to how facial features change. Now create a decorative mask that shows a strong feeling.
On posterboard, students use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to draw a large face. Add eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Cut out decorative masks and any holes with Crayola Scissors.
Students cover work areas with recycled newspaper. To create 3-D eyes and mouth, cut strips of paper. Attach them outside and/or behind the eyes and mouth with Crayola School Glue. Encourage students to use their imaginations to shape the strips to show emotions like the ones seen in the mirrors. Air-dry the mask flat.
Students use Crayola Tempera Paint to paint the mask. Accentuate with gold Crayola Premier™ Tempera Paint. Air-dry the mask flat.
For hair, students paint more paper. Air-dry. Cut hair in thin strips. Glue to mask. Air-dry before hanging as a decoration.
Display all masks created by students. Allow time for students to peruse the collection. Remind them to carefully analyze each mask. What emotion is illustrated in each? How many different emotions did the class include in this original collection?
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