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Lesson Plans


plaster craft mask

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Diane L. (mselle)
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 22:11:05 -0400


Bits of advice for lessons with plaster craft strip masks, etc.
Don't try this with elementary or middle school. In fact best reserved
for studio art students, and AP art students. Even the older students can
have a panic attack when the plaster is on their faces. (others have posted
warnings about this, go back and read them if you missed)

I would not like to try the stuffing the nose with cotton and breathing
from a straw unless I knew my students could handle it.

The plaster gets warm and that might also cause the students to get anxious.

Remember to have students sign their names, or have name tags ready to put
on, near, in or what ever, the mask. You would think they could remember
their own face, but some don't, and others will grab one that came out
better and if the owner is meek, or tough, etc, you'll have a situation on
your hands.

To have neat edges, cut small rectangles, and apply them around border,
overlapping as you go. Do this when the mask is almost dry, or dry. An
extra step, but worth it.

Don't do it on a damp or rainny day, unless your room is well heated and dry.

Hope this helps, Sincerely, Diane L.


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