As a departure from making masks, I've had my students make hats which
express something about themselves--I had one Styro head, and would've
killed for more.
They started with a sketch, then taped a 2" band of old file folder
around their heads to fit. The bands were placed on the Styro heads as
they worked for support. It was a fun assignment because they had to
solve all sorts of engineering problems. And of course, this makes the
My favorite was made by an EMH student, who made a pizza hat: a big
cardboard disk, paper pulp for the crust, film can lids colored red with
markers for pepperoni (surprisingly lifelike); I can't remember what he
used for cheese, but the thing really did look like a pizza. And he let
me take a picture of him with it on.