I went to the NAEA convention in New Orleans a couple of years ago and was
really excited by all the Mardi Gras stuff. They use papier-mâché for the
giant floats. You could make the floats instead of masks. I picked up a
catalog from one of the Mardi Gras stores and of course, I can't find it
now, but you might keep an eye out for places to order such a catalog. It
had lots of little things that would be cheap and it was an source for
ideas. I remember lots of purple and green.
> From: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
> To: artsed <artsednet.edu>
> Subject: Mardi Gras Ideas
> Date: Monday, January 11, 1999 4:28 PM
> Hi everyone, I too would like some information about Mardi Gras. I am
> interested in doing it with my fourth graders. I've done plaster masks so
> am looking for other materials. Any helpful ideas would be appreciated.