Walk to Italy – Nice
You have arrived in Nice!
Nice is the capital of the Cote D’Azur, and thousands of tourists from across the globe travel to one of the most charming, historic and beautiful cities in France. From the thriving Promenade des Anglais that hugs 7km of the gorgeous coastline in the South of France to the historic old town with squares lined with al fresco style dining. Famous artists; Matisse & Picasso once lived in the city. The city hosts an annual carnival in February which features floats, masks, musicians and dancers.
Montessori Fact: The Second International Montessori Congress was held in Nice, France in 1932!
Activity: Carnival Mask
- A4 or Letter size cardstock
- Poster paint or crayons
- White glue
- Paint brush
- Dowel or disposable chopsticks
- Glitter glue
- Glue gun (optional)
- Decorative materials: sequins, rhinestones, ribbons, crepe paper strips, puffy paint, aluminum foil, etc.
Step 1 – Print and cut out mask template
Choose from any of these Masquerade and Mardi Gras Mask templates. Some of our Superhero Mask templates can work as masquerade.. Print out your chosen mask on A4. Cut out the template carefully with scissors.
Step 2- Paint mask
Color the mask with crayons, colored markers or paint.
Step 3 – Decorate
Once the paint dries, decorate the mask with sequins, rhinestones, feathers, puffy paint, glitter glue and other notions. Make your mask as fabulous as you like.
Step 4 – Make an handle
Take a chopstick or wooden dowel and glue it to the middle or side of the mask depending on preference.
Now you’re ready to join the carnival!