Monday, March 21, 2011

"Wild Thing" Mask

March is Reading Month and Mia made this "mask" at preschool after they read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Hers doesn't have eye holes so I have added that to the directions, because I think kids really should see where they are going during a wild rumpus! The best part about this craft is that you can use just about any materials you have on hand to make your "Wild Thing."
{The "mask" that inspired this project}
{Mia models my "Wild Thing."}

  • paper plate
  • craft stick
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape
  • decorative stuff: craft foam, yarn, cotton balls, stickers, googly eyes, feathers, paper, pipe cleaners, bead, ribbon, pom poms, straws, buttons, crayons/markers/colored pencils, etc. 
{"Wild Thing" by Mia, 4}
  1. Cut two eye holes out of a paper plate.
  2. Tape a craft stick to the front of the paper plate.
  3. Turn the plate over and decorate as desired. (If you want your mask to be colored, it's best to color the plate before gluing craft materials on.) Allow glue to dry completely.
  4. Wear your mask and "let the wild rumpus start!"
    {"Wild Thing" by Logan, 18 months}

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