1st-2nd Grade: Paper Mache Animal Masks with P.T. Schwab

With the assistance of an adult, students will design, construct and paint an animal mask made by paper mache.

Special notes:
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class.

Note: classes will not be held on Saturday, November 28, due to Thanksgiving weekend. The last week of classes will be on Saturday, December 5.

Required supplies:

  • Paper (a few sheets of white 9×12″ recommended)

  • Pencil

  • Eraser

  • Crayons (markers or color pencils are fine too)

  • A few (2-5) standard balloons

  • A lot of newspaper or newsprint paper (the paper will need to be cut into roughly 2×6″ strips and you will need to have enough to cover an entire inflated balloon multiple times as well as cover external features on the mask multiple times)

  • Scissors

  • Masking tape

  • Acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, white and black recommended)

  • Paintbrushes (small and large)

  • Paper plates

  • Paper towels

  • A water container/plastic cup and a large mixing bowl

  • Paper mache mixture made in a large bowl and there are two options available, please pick the one that suits you best: Option 1: You will need a large bag of flour, or Option 2: You will need a large 1 gallon container of elmer’s glue (can be white school glue or glue-all).