Papier Mache’ Animal Masks

Term: 3 Year: 2019

Papier Mache’
Artist – Lesley Paxinox

Lesley is a functional designer at Olinda Collective and enjoys designing whimsical creations for young and old. The children created a base for their chosen animal mask using a balloon covered with layers of papier Mache. They identified the animal’s unique features and created various shapes utilizing cardboard and other recycled materials. After fitting their balloon shell to their head and cutting eye holes they attached their individual features to the base.

The next step the children completed was experimenting with paint and colour to enhance their animal’s attributes. Finally, the children were encouraged to add paper fringing, fur and yarn to add layers of depth and texture.

Mt Dandenong Primary School, Mt Dandenong