How to make african mask

I carved an African mask out of plaster , and it sort of sucked, but it was so much fun. I came up with an easier way for kids to make African-style masks. It all starts with a plastic craft store mask…

Courtesy: Kiruba Arts

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  • Cardboard
  • Fevicol
  • Tissue paper
  • Colour (I used poster colours )
  • bowl to mix

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Cut the cardboard in the given shape. Cut a small piece in triangular shape and bend the corner s. Apply fevicol to the corners and attach it to the cardboard base..

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Mix water and fevicol in 1:4ratio..

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Dip tissue in water and roll it till u get desired thickness. Cut the excess sheet.

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Place it on the cardboard base..

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Now finish mouth and head too…

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Place 4-5 layers of tissue (desired thickness) on the cardboard and apply the fevicol mixture..

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Finish the bottom part too.. Fold the excess tissue to the back .. You can either put a paper tape or attach another cardboard to get good finish..

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Color it with desired colours..

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Final picture..

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