Cut the mask shape out of cardboard, plastic or another material. Cut out eye, nose and mouth holes. Punch two small holes at the sides and attach string or wire. Then decorate the mask.Continue Reading
Cut the mask base out of a material, such as cardboard, plastic, metal or construction paper. Cardboard is a good, sturdy choice that is also easy to cut. The shape of the mask is up to you.
Cut eye holes to see out of. If the mask goes over your nose and mouth, cut holes in the mask for them. The holes can be any shape you want, from circles and slits, to stars and hearts.
Punch a tiny hole on each side of the mask, and attach a string or wire to both holes. This string holds the mask on your face while you are wearing it, so make sure it fits your head.
You can decorate the mask any way you want with whatever materials you want. Some craft supplies you can use to decorate your mask are crayons, beads, chalk, markers, paint, fabric, fake jewels, feathers, flowers, glitter, lace, ribbons, sequins, string and tissue paper.
5-inch by 7-inch boxes made of cardboard, decorative material or transparent plastic can be found through Staples, Amazon.com and the Container Store. These boxes are popular for photographs, jewelry, small gifts, greeting cards and index cards.Full Answer >
Mardi Gras is a multi-week celebration that differs in length from year to year. It begins on January 6, which is the Feast of Epiphany or Twelfth Night, and lasts until midnight on Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which begins the celebration of Lent.Full Answer >
Mardi Gras falls on the Tuesday immediately before Ash Wednesday, which is the official beginning of Lent. Mardi Gras is seen as a hedonistic celebration that will prepare revelers for the period of fasting and religious self control that follows during Lent.Full Answer >
Though it is now a Christian and Catholic holiday, the exact origins of the celebration of the Carnival season may date back to a pre-Christian era in Ancient Greece or Rome, when pagan seasonal celebrations at this time of year were commonplace. The celebration of the specific Mardi Gras holiday as a Christian holiday may date back to medieval Europe during the Roman Catholic era, when the pagan festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia were likely repurposed for a new religious purpose. The process of converting a pre-existing holiday for new religious ideology was likely easier than simply banning the pagan festivals outright.Full Answer >