Amazing Masks to Make Yourself 25 Projects for Funny and Frightening Faces to Wear! by Thomasina Smith
  

Amazing Masks to Make Yourself 25 Projects for Funny and Frightening Faces to Wear!

Written by Thomasina Smith
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Amazing Masks to Make Yourself 25 Projects for Funny and Frightening Faces to Wear! by Thomasina Smith

You can make masks from balloons, kitchen sponges, funnels, strainers, paper plates and other household items. It features inventive ideas that include a tiger face made from a basket, crazy cardboard glasses, a wicked witch, a teapot, and a spooky skeleton that actually glows in the dark! It covers simple instructions and over 250 fantastic photographs show you what to do every step of the way. It is ideal for 7- to 11-year-olds, with easy projects to start off with, and more sophisticated ones for older kids. So, choose a mask and have fun making and wearing it! Masks have a long and fascinating history. Their use and meaning have varied from culture to culture, but they have always transformed the wearer. Some were used in performance art, as in ancient Japan and Greece - and now you too can make your own Japanese Noh mask and a Greek tragedy mask. Masquerade is the tradition of using masks in balls and festivals. At the Carnival in Venice, thousands of people still dress up every year in fabulous masks - just like the Venetian mask and Spanish giant in this book. The projects are both easy and fun to make. They use all kinds of methods and materials, from papier-mache to everyday objects like leaves or even a kitchen sieve. Masks can be made for all sorts of uses, such as going to a costume party, for a school drama production or even just to hang as decorations on a wall.

About the Author

Thomasina Smith is a creative artist and designer who enjoys making fantastic things for kids as well as for adults. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions, films and stage productions.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Thomasina Smith
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Publisher

Armadillo Books an imprint of Anness Publishing

Publication date

20th November 2013

ISBN

9781843229131


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