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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Peruvian craft: Make a Mask

Peruvian mask from milk jugs! plastic-jug-masks

A mask is a must for celebrating the Virgen del Carmen. Make your own fun mask out of a plastic milk jug and other items you have around the house already. Crafts that use recycled materials get an A++ in our book.


Plastic milk or water jug
Yarn or string
Masking tape
Paints, permanent marker, feathers, etc. to decorate
Paint brush


Carefully cut off the handle section of the plastic jug. Use the photo here as a guide. You can use the rest of the plastic jug to make a plastic jug face mask.


Hold the handle section up to your face with the handle over your nose. Use a marker to put dots on the outside of the plastic jug handle where your eyes are. Cut out the eye holes.


Use masking tape to cover the cut edges of the plastic. You can also use sand paper to smooth down the edges instead.


Poke two holes near the side edges, directly across from each other. Cut two pieces of yarn or string, about 24-inches long. Tie one end of each piece of yarn into a hole. You can use the yarn to hold the mask in place.


Use paint to design your mask. You can also use permanent markers for little touches. Use a variety of craft supplies to embellish like feathers, craft foam, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, glitter, beads, or anything else you have around the house.


Inspired by: plastic-jug-masks

© 2011 – 2013, Stephanie Meade. All rights reserved.

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Stephanie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent. She has two Moroccan-American daughters (ages 5 and 6), whom she is raising, together with her husband, bilingual in Arabic and English at home, while also introducing Spanish. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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