How to Make Rainforest Masks

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How to Make Rainforest Masks
Make a rainforest mask using craft supplies. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

If you are teaching young children about the different biomes in nature, you can make the lesson more interesting and exciting by showing the kids how to make a craft related to the material. For example, if you are teaching the children about the rainforest biome, show the kids how to construct a mask that symbolises the rainforest that they can make and wear while you teach. This will enable the kids to become more involved in learning about the rainforest.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Blank craft mask
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Spray adhesive
  • Glitter, clear
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Silk greenery

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a blank craft mask onto a sheet of newspaper on a table top, and paint the front of the mask using bright green acrylic paint. Allow the mask to dry for 20 minutes.

  2. 2

    Spray the painted mask with spray adhesive and sprinkle green glitter over the adhesive. Allow the adhesive to dry for five minutes, then shake off the excess glitter.

  3. 3

    Insert a hot glue stick into the back of a hot glue gun, and plug in the hot glue gun to heat up for five minutes.

  4. 4

    Squeeze a line of hot glue around the perimeter of the craft mask, and press silk greenery onto the hot glue. This will create a border of rainforest foliage around the mask. Allow the hot glue to cool for two minutes.

Tips and warnings

  • Use hot glue guns under adult supervision only.
  • Keep hot glue out of the reach of children. Hot glue can cause serious burns.

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