Making Masks of Mexico


Coinciding with their study of Mexico, third-graders at George Washington Elementary School learned about the Mexican culture by creating colorful masks with the help of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a nonprofit organization where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained through the wonder and art of puppetry with enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and hands-on museums.  

The students participated in a videoconference with the Center’s Distance Learning Director Sara Burmenko, who discussed the traditions of Mexico, its flag, its native peoples and the significance of Mexican masks. She also showed students examples of Mexican masks such as tigers, dogs, bulls and alligators.  

Working with construction paper in an array of colors, students followed step-by-step instructions from Ms. Burmenko to assemble their own eagle masks.