Making masks

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By Jane Bower, a primary teacher specialising in art, drama and dance.

This activity and linking poster encourages children to use masks to study character and body language.


Using masks to study and develop emotions, body language and confidence.

you will need

An example mask (such as a party mask); photographs of people wearing masks (such as on stage, African dancing, Venice carnival and so on); the four masks from the giant poster; blank masks; crayons, paints and collage materials for Reception activity.

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