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.Know More
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.
Depending on the desired size of the box car, a cardboard box or boxes can be sealed with tape, cut with box cutters and then painted and decorated to resemble a car. For a higher level of detail, the car can be given a mock steering wheel, along with a windshield and other details.Full Answer >
The phrase "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" which means "let the good times roll" in French, is one of the most popular sayings during Mardi Gras. Other frequently spoken terms include King cake, super krewe and throws.Full Answer >
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In the context of New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations, the term "Indians" refers to a traditional group of African Americans who dress up like Native Americans, wearing costumes that feature elaborate feather headdresses and other pieces adorned with beads and sequins. The Mardi Gras Indians are organized into groups that are referred to as tribes or gangs, some of which have roots that can be traced back to the late 19th century, when these groups first started organizing. Some of the suits worn by Mardi Gras Indians feature a blend of influences from Native American and African design traditions.Full Answer >