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Greek Mask Project

INTRODUCTION

No need to limit your creativity if you’re stuck in your home; here’s how to make a simple but effective GREEK MASK from stuff you might have in your house. This activity will take about 6-8 hours, but you will need to let the mask dry overnight between some of the stages.

Compiled by Russ Saxton
Developed by Thingumajig Theatre

OBJECTIVE

Students will be able to design, construct, and plan, a Greek Mask based on research.

UTAH CORE STANDARDS

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L1.T.R.3
L1.T.R.5
L1.T.CO.2

INTENDED AUDIENCE

6th - 12th Grade Theatre Students

TIME

The mask will take about 6-8 hours, but you will need to let the mask dry overnight between some of the stages.

MATERIALS

  • You will need:
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Desk stapler
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Matte knife (Stanley knife or Exacto knife)
  • Pencil
  • Corn flour (corn starch) or wallpaper paste
  • Brown wrapping paper or craft paper
  • Spoon
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • PVA glue (white glue) (optional)
  • Paint and paintbrushes (optional)
  • Bicycle inner tube or elastic
  • Nail
  • Step-by-step Instructions

OUTLINE

  1. Gather the materials and use the instructions to create a Greek mask.
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