We went to a Day of the Dead Event at the Palm Springs Art Museum on Saturday. They had quite a bit of crafts the children could do (I'm a child at heart - that counts). One of the projects was a Day of the Dead wood mask. They gave you a Wood Mask they had pre-cut and put on a stick, they stick was actually one of those wood sticks you get for free when you buy paint - I thought that was an ingenious Sponsor contribution, since they probably used about 500 or so of them. Here's a template if you wish to make one:
Then they handed you a paper plate with a dab of lots of colors of paint, and you would go to the table and paint your mask.
Well I'm not a painter - so I brought my mask home and this is what I did to mine. I brought home some tissue that they were giving away to make flowers, I had some colorful fabric I had bought to make something for Day of the Dead (and never did) and then my trusty Mod Podge.
I put a layer of Mod Podge on the skull and then put two layers of the Yellow tissue paper. I then cut out some orange teeth and put those down.
I then cut some of the graphics from my fabric mostly the flowers and Mod Podged the small pieces of fabric down. I forgot to take a picture of the finished project before I took it all over to my mom in the Hospital. So here is a picture of the small grouping I set up on my mom's nightstand.