Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet

This Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet activity & project also includes:

No need to wait until Halloween to create a mask. Young anthropologists get involved in the centuries-old tradition of mask and puppet making with the help of an engaging resource that shows them how to craft their own masks or puppets.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson by asking students to research the stories behind the barong, cyclops, and kappa masks
  • Ask class members to post photos or their masks or puppets on the class webpage or blog
  • Get the whole family involved and post a video of a dance or performance of a mythic tale
  • Encourage learners to create their own mask
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a computer with internet
  • Younger students may need some supervision
Pros
  • A list of materials needed for the projects, templates for three different masks, and step-by-step directions are included
Cons
  • None