This week in our chug/class we made masks. We decided to use foam for that and really they decided what they wanted to do, I just gave some suggestions. My glasses were used as a pattern for the eyes and nose. The shapes of the masks were pretty much determined by the girls.
Some other mask ideas that we could have done or you could do
A neat Youtube video on how to make paper mache lions mask using a milk jug as a base.
I also came across several books of basically already made masks like the link below but also some neat tribal animal masks.
On the That Artist Woman site there are all types of student projects and suggestions about making them. If I were doing it in school, I would probably want to teach about George Segal’s sculptures made of plaster bandages, his process and themes.
Two cute bird masks
And for something completely different- making movie masks. I watched this without sound so I have no idea if there is anything inappropriate in the audio of the video.
See also: Mishloach Manot containers