Mardi Gras is a time of carnivals and celebrations. In many parts of the world people celebrate with large processions and fancy dress parades. Masks are often worn and these can be tremendously flamboyant affairs which are adorned with all sorts of embellishments or more simple masks made from cardstock or paper.
© Kate Pullen
Making your own mask for Mardi Gras is very simple and these can be great for decorating with rubber stamping. I have some mask templates in different shapes and sizes that are perfect for decorating with rubber stamps - Mask Templates
. I used some flourish rubber stamps to add detail around the eyes - and of course plenty of glitter glue. This could be a fun activity for youngsters and they could make masks for all the family.
If you don't fancy making a mask for yourself then how about making one to attach to a card for friends and family. This could make an interesting card and small gift combined.