Ahh, Mardi Gras. The wholesome holiday where we can all come together in joyful celebration of, well, the spirit of Partying On.
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Paint the Mask
Whether painting on cardboard or dried paper mache, you'll want to use an acrylic paint (compare prices). This is because it will resist water, which is important for the durability of your mask. Acrylic paint won't cost you much and you should have enough left over for future projects.Here are some painting ideas:
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- Try a purple, green and yellow combination to represent the traditional Mardi Gras colors.
- Work in some metallic paints for an old-fashioned look.
- Paint a jester-style diamond pattern as shown.
- Paint around the eyes and mouth to emphasize. You can paint lips or eyelashes.
- Go with an animal theme, painting on whiskers and fur.
- Use a free printable shape stencil to help paint on colorful shapes.
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Glitter Glue Glam
When it comes to glitter, you can try a spray-on adhesive glitter for the entire mask, or add bits of glitter flakes with the help of some white glue.
Here are some glitter ideas:
- Make swirls of glue on the cheeks of your mask and coat with glitter.
- Trace around the eyes with multicolored glitter.
- Create sweeping eyelashes with lines of glitter.
- Add a glue-glitter mix to a paintbrush and paint glittery shapes.
- Put glitter only on top of on paint color, such as yellow.
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