As you can imagine, during the Carnival we are also inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí to make our own creations. Have you ever noticed that the Dalí Museum is full of costumes, hats with drawers, kings' crowns, masks, sculptures wearing make-up and even a deep-sea diving suit? Just as Salvador Dalí loved to do, we will make masks from different parts of some of the animals he used in his work to transform our appearance and fully submerge ourselves in his surrealist and magical world.
We will need
A piece of card
Pictures of eyes
Pictures of shells
Pictures of fish scales
Pictures of wings: on birds, flies, butterflies, angels...
Pictures of ants, clocks and watches... and anything else that reminds you of Dalí
White or coloured feathers
2 pieces of string or 2 ribbons
How to make it
1. Cut out the shape of your eyes and the line of your nose on the card.
2. Cut out different pictures of wings, eyes, scales and shells and glue them onto the card in a creative and surrealist way to form a Dalinian mask.
3. For a more elegant effect, you can decorate your mask with feathers and glitter.
4. When the glue has dried, cut away the extra card and trim the pictures to make sure that the eye holes are uncovered.
5. Using the scissors, make two holes on the side of the mask to pass the strings through. Tie a knot in the strings to hold them in place.