Skip to main content

Making Masks

As odd as it may seem this activity was not planned for the week.  I had some masks and didn't think we would have much time for decorating them.  I know preschoolers love to make things their own and decorate but for some reason it didn't think of it.

After our photo shoot day The Dragons went to put on their costumes.  They were happy with their capes and masks, no complaints, but Doll Dragon went into detail about what her mask "actually" looked like.   Then it hit me-we should decorate our masks!

I grabbed all the stickers I had, feathers, some markers and put them in a pile. 

Because this wasn't planned I didn't have any super themed stickers.  The Dragons didn't care though.  They all had great ideas for their masks.

Doll Dragon added some butterfly's and glittery stickers to her mask.

Summer Dragon had a lot of glitter stickers and an animal sticker. 

Little Dragon had all red sparkly letters. 

I found it interesting that none of The Dragons used markers to decorate their masks.  Usually that is a go to decorating tool.  I am glad they used other tools for this craft though. :)

For my mask I used feathers and purple glitter dots.  My feathers kept falling off though, only 2 or 3 would stay on.

Thanks for reading and check out more of my super hero activities here.


Popular posts from this blog

Paint Squirt Gun Fight

I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to do this activity ever since I saw a post about painting with squirt guns.

Paint squirt gun fight!  And it was AMAZING! 
I first bought an 8 pack of large boys white t-shirts.  I wanted the shirts to fit all of the kids and I wanted them to be able to save the shirts for the future. The 8 pack was perfect.
I filled the water guns up with paint and a pinch of water.  Each gun had a different color so we could determine a 'winner'. 
I squirted each 'player' with their color first.  So they knew their color and to demonstrate where to aim. 

Talking about the aim was very important.  All of the kids involved were 4 and above.  Aim had to be in the tummy or the back.  No faces, bottoms, heads/hair, or legs. We didn't want paint in eyes, noses, or mouths. The other places would be more difficult to clean and giving two aiming places was simple.����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������…

Teeth Craft

This craft went with our meat eater unit you can see here

I was having a difficult time thinking of activities for meat eaters.  I didn't want the sole focus to be on dinosaurs because carnivores and herbivores is a way to categorize many animals today. But everything I was running into was dinosaur related. 
Finally I found this craft! 

paper template of a carnivore and herbivore (I drew a hippo and t-rex head outline) page of teethscissorsgluemarkers

Little Dragon cut out the heads and then the mouth pieces. 
Then he cut out the teeth and glued them inside the mouth
To finish it he drew eyes on the head and a tongue on the inside of the mouth. 

Little Dragon was very excited to see the finished animals and open their mouths to look at their teeth.

We wrote what the animal was on the inside

This was a fun easy craft that helps identify the difference in the teeth between carnivore and herbivore.  It is a visual reference that can be used again and again.  It can also be used for…

Elephant Faces

Elephant Faces (masks)
We used: 

Three paper platesPaint or markersPaint brushesStaplerScissorsYarnFirst paint the bottom of the paper plate.  While the kids painted I cut the other paper plate in half for the ears. Using the third plate I cut out the textured part of the plate to make the trunks.  
Paint (or color) the rest of the pieces. 
Staple them together to make an elephant.
Cut out small holes for eyes and small holes behind the ears to attach the yarn.

Now that the lesson is over I have the masks hanging in the playroom.  They make a neat decoration.