DIY Mask Making Activity
Last Monday we hosted a Mask Making activity in collaboration with Mommy Poppins and it was a blast. We wanted the participants to understand the concept of batik so we used crayons and watercolors and it worked out great. This is such an easy & fun DIY activity that you can definitely do at home. Here’s what you need: white crayons, watercolors, paper masks, and some colorful items to glue on and you’re set. You start by decorating the masks with the white crayons and the wax from the crayon will resist the paint so you’ll get the batik effect. Then you can blot the masks a little so they dry quicker and you’re ready to add your accessories. We had kids of all ages participate and they each seemed to have a great time. We have a few left over masks hanging around the space and they are making for colorful looking wall art as well so…bonus!
We are in awe of @eveensler and the 1 Billion Rising initiative to end violence against women. According to their site, 1 Billion Rising is:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being
The shirts above will be sold at the Miami event so if you’re in the area, go pick one up and show your support!