Mardi Gras Masks
Mardi Gras is a festival celebrated in New Orleans during the month of February. During this festival masks are an important part of the costumes that people wear. Students in 4th grade learned about the Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans and other festivals around the world that use masks as in important part of celebrations. Students created the masks using a plastic form, tissue paper and papier-mâché. They then used warm and cool color schemes, patterns and symmetrical designs to decorate their masks.