Week 1: March 17th-March 20th Lesson


    african mask     


    Welcome to Mr. Herzog's Fourth Grade Online Lessons:


    African Mask:

    In this lesson Fourth Grade will be creating their own African Mask.

    Here is a video on African Masks:



    Please read all instructions before beginning:

    • Use a 8 1/2" x 11" white piece of paper (any paper will do).
    • Hold the paper horizontally.
    • Fold the paper in half so you have 2 4" x 5 1/2" rectangles.
    • Draw a mask in each rectangle; use the masks in the slide show as examples.
    • Two African masks will be drawn.
    • The African masks must touch all four sides of the paper.
    • The African masks must have exaggerated facial features:  big eyes, big nose, big mouth, big teeth.
    • The African masks should be covered in various shapes to create an overall design.
    • Example of shapes to use: squares, circles, triangles, ovals, rectangles, and stars.
    • Optional: The African masks can have the characteristics of animals, such as long ears, whiskers, sharp teeth, shaggy hair, snake skin, or strange eyes. 
    • Once you are done drawing your two African masks, you may color your them.
    • You may color the African masks in crayon, magic markers, or color pencils; whatever supplies you have at home will be fine.
    • Use only five or six different colors on your African masks.


    • Here is an Example: 


    Have fun creating your African masks; I can't wait to see them!

     Here is a slide show of various African Masks-enjoy!