This past Tuesday was the grand conclusion of Mardi Gras, or Carnival. With roots tracing back to pagan celebrations of spring, today the festivities are a last hurrah before the Christian season of Lent. Some of the biggest festivals occur yearly in Rio de Janeiro, Venice, and New Orleans. Parades and other Mardi Gras activities were cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t (double) mask up and enjoy a colorful handmade Carnival mask!
What You’ll Need:
Paper plate (or cardstock)
String, ribbon, or pipe cleaners
Other items to decorate like beads, sequins, construction paper, feathers