Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mardi Gras Masks

In Art class, 5th graders learned about the celebration of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, which is a carnival, is celebrated all over the world. It is most popular in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras is French for fat Tuesday (mardi = Tuesday and gras = fat). People wear costumes and masks on Mardi Gras. There is also dancing, music and parades in the streets.
5th graders each created their own Mardi Gras mask using a plastic mold of a face. They started by paper maching it with colorful tissue paper. Next, they had fun adding decorations like feathers, gem stones, pipe
cleaners and sequins!

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