Thursday, August 13, 2015

Have You Ever Made A Mask? Would You Like To Make One?

I haven't ever tried it. A friend of mine posted a question on facebook (sometimes it is a good thing) to see if anyone was interested making masks with the kids. I said I could bring my grandsons. A couple of days later we were at their farm making masks and painting paper mache fish. Come along with us and see what happens...
First some of the children cut the colored cheesecloth that was already "plaster of parised" into 4" pieces that could be dunked into water and put onto your face.

Then you have to have  your hair plastered back with some heavy duty hair mud. 
Next you get to have your face slathered with lanolin so the plaster does not stick....if it sticks to your hair getting it off could hurt. 
 After the plaster of paris strips are applied to your face you look like this...

or this.

If it's not your turn or you don't want to make a mask you could play on the play equipment. But stay out of the cornfield!!!!

 When the mask is dry you can paint and decorate it any way you like.
Crystal finally was able to paint the plaster cast she made of her pregnant tummy almost 2 years ago.
She was also nice enough to make lunch for everyone.

 Here are most of the children with their masks/art projects. 

Here's a close up of Jalen's. 

Everyone had fun! Thanks for hosting us Crystal.  


  1. Linda, The grands are artistic. I like the way they decorated the masks. Hope you enjoyed watching them. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. What a fun time. You sure have some nice friends! You also have some lucky grands. You went above and beyond again with the week the girls were with you.

  3. Looks like the kids had a great time. Crystal is a natural born Mom and teacher!

  4. How fun! You're such a good grandmother!