Keeping busy over summer break is pretty easy. There are SO may things I put off during the school year in anticipation of having time over the summer. Don't laugh-stuff IS getting DONE!
It is also fun to be challenged once in a while. And I gotta say I was feeling challenged when I received a message from one of my theater buddies. Myndee asked me to create masks, to match her costumes, for the 3 Cheshire Cats in the production of Dorothy in Wonderland. The world of The Wizard of Oz collides with that of Alice in Wonderland.
My inspiration-my 5th graders making masks. However, we lean more towards the decorative side with those. I stress with my students that the masks will be going up on a wall. Sooooooo the challenge was how are these masks gonna stay on and be safe for the children to see out of them?
I noticed in the inspiration photo how the mask covers the top and sides of the head. Okay, so I covered the top and sides of the children's heads with Plast'rcraft, leaving the eye spaces open and covering only the top part of their faces. (Before starting I covered their heads and the top portion of their faces with plastic shopping bags.)
Cats have ears, I cut them out of poster board after making a pattern on paper.
Let the painting begin!
Have you had any artistic challenges this summer? Tell me about it, leave a comment!
Thanks for reading!!