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How to make a plaster mask.

Welcome to yr 8's Snapguide of how to create easy plaster masks inspired by world culture.

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These are the materials you will need.

These are the materials you will need.

Place your plastic half pipe onto the plaster board.

Place your plastic half pipe onto the plaster board.

Flatten your chunk of clay into a flat face shaped plate. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Flatten your chunk of clay into a flat face shaped plate. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Place your flattened clay 'plate' over the half pipe on the plaster board.

Place your flattened clay 'plate' over the half pipe on the plaster board.

Create exaggerated distorted and stylised facial features. Make holes for  the eyes and mouth, sculpt a nose.

Create exaggerated distorted and stylised facial features. Make holes for the eyes and mouth, sculpt a nose.

Make sure your plaster roll is cut into manageable strips. Best to do this outside in a container as the plaster dust can be an irritant and can easily get into your eyes....this is no fun, it stings!

Make sure your plaster roll is cut into manageable strips. Best to do this outside in a container as the plaster dust can be an irritant and can easily get into your eyes....this is no fun, it stings!

After 6 to 8 layers of plaster add character to your mask in the form of wrinkles or manipulated plaster strips to emphasise facial expression.

After 6 to 8 layers of plaster add character to your mask in the form of wrinkles or manipulated plaster strips to emphasise facial expression.

Now your are ready to decorate and embellish your mask. Along with layers of paint I have used painted pistachio shells, dyed emu feathers, raffia plaits and clay beads in this mask.

Now your are ready to decorate and embellish your mask. Along with layers of paint I have used painted pistachio shells, dyed emu feathers, raffia plaits and clay beads in this mask.

  • 1 plaster board
  • 1 half pipe
  • 1 large handful of clay
  • 1 ice cream container 1/4 filled with water
  • Plaster bandage roll cut into manageable strips