Rose-Colored Masquerade Glasses

2014-09-17-FeatureImageSee the world through rose-colored glasses with R52023 Masquerade Glasses! 

Age: 4+

Duration: 15 minutes

Learning Objectives: Develop fine motor skills with tracing and cutting out mylar “lenses.” Use the Masquerade Glasses for dramatic play activities and for encouraging shy students to coax out their inner actor!

You’ll Need: 

R52023 Masquerade Glasses

• Pink markers

• Pink mylar sheets

• Glue

• Scissors


The Masquerade Glasses are perfect for encouraging students to participate in dramatic play.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPick a few coordinating marker colors. If students need to work out their design for their Masquerade Glasses, give them scrap paper to doodle on. You can find the plastic sheet “lenses” at your local office depot store as transparency sheets that you would use for light projectors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Masquerade Glasses need to be popped out from the card backing.


You can use the insides of the eyes as embellishments for the Masquerade Glasses.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColor in your Masquerade Glasses with the markers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext, you will need a transparency sheet. Test out several of your pink markers to see which will produce the best “pink lenses” effect. Simply rub the marker tip tightly across the transparency sheet. Lift the sheet up to your eyes and look through them to see if the lenses are clear enough to use. Use a lighter color if your chosen marker color blends too much and is too opaque.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut out a strip of the colored transparency sheet. You can color in an entire sheet and cut out smaller strips for each of the students.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow we can get ready to add the lenses to the glasses!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo do this, first flip your Masquerade Glasses upside-down!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlace the strip of pink-colored transparency sheet on top so that it covers both of the eye holes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut the transparency sheet down to two squares that fit directly over the eye holes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpread some glue around the edges of the eye holes. Press a square sheet on top of each eye hole.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlip over, and voila! Your pink-lensed glasses are ready!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a look at the great variety of pink-lensed Masquerade Glasses you can make! Use the glasses to experiment with different lens effects. Try out different transparencies with a variety of marker types to see which works best in creating your own pair of cool “shades.”


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Craft Spotlight: Farm Animal Masks

kids crafts barnyard masks

Dress up, learn facts, exercise and play farm with Farm Animal Masks! These pre-printed, coated masks are the perfect tools for encouraging students to participate in dramatic play and physical education!

There are 8 different animals to choose from, so your students get quite a bit of variety! Choose between a cow, duck, goat, rabbit, horse, pig, sheep and chicken.

kids crafts barnyard masksTo wear the masks, attach a pipe cleaner to either side. Join the pipe cleaner at the back. The masks are pre-punched with holes to allow pipe cleaner or string to be threaded through. We find that pipe cleaner works best for adjustments, as you can always twist it tighter to hold it in place.

kids crafts barnyard masksWe played several fun games while wearing the masks. Sing “Old McDonald Had a Farm” and get students to call out their animal’s signature sound!

kids crafts barnyard masksWe set up a miniature tent (made of Color Diffusing Paper sheets and Newspaper Builders) to make a “playpen” for these duckies!

kids crafts barnyard masksPlay hop-scotch on the grass! Use grass marking spray or form square boxes from our Straws and Connectors to get your hoppity friends moving.

kids crafts barnyard masksWe gave our funny friends some crafts to work on while wearing their Barnyard Masks. This helped some of our shy kids open up, as wearing a mask made them feel more confident.

kids crafts barnyard masksLook at that hop! This bunny’s ready to take off!

kids crafts barnyard masksThanks for hanging out, everybody!


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