Children thrive when they get a chance to express their creativity. Parents and teachers can take advantage of this by helping their child develop a mask that stands out like the bright colours of a parrot. Create a parrot mask for costume parties or any Halloween-themed activities.
Cut a paper plate in half. One paper plate can accommodate two students, as each student will need one half of the paper plate to make his parrot mask.
Turn the paper plate so that the flat edge is facing down. Cut a small curve out of the middle of the flat edge. This curve will fit over the student's nose.
Cut two small circles out of the mask to create eye holes for the children to look through.
Supply the children with feathers that represent the colours commonly found on a parrot. These colours include bright red, blue, green and yellow. Instruct the children to glue the feathers all over the mask using school glue. Do this until the entire mask is covered in feathers.
Cut a triangle out of a piece of black or orange felt. This is the parrot's beak. Glue it just over the curve you made in the mask earlier.
Punch a hole in the middle of the left side of the mask, and another one in the right side with a hole puncher.
Measure and cut out a 12-inch piece of elastic string. Tie one end of the string through the left hole, and the other end through the right. It will stretch to fit around the child's head.
Some of the feathers may need to be cut down to size before they are glued to the mask. Use a free parrot mask template if you don't want to cut the mask out of something other than a paper plate.
Things you need
- Paper plates
- Hole puncher
- Elastic string