As part of our History topic on the Mayan Civilisation we have researched, designed and created our own Maya Masks.
The ancient Maya made exquisite masks from stone, wood, gold, obsidian, and shell. These masks often contained many pieces of jade arranged in mosaic patterns. Maya royalty also had personal items beautifully decorated in these patterns.
We layered a face mould with strips of modrock, wet it and then smoothed it over with our fingers. For 3D features we attached card and rolled up modrock and moulded it on.