Mas can simply be described as the donning of beautiful and colorful costumes for the purpose of parading them through the streets for leisure and competition.
The people who play mas are called masqueraders. They display such proud excitement when parading their costumes. They dance along the streets and judging points to soca music, steel pan and music from live musicians and DJ's; hoisted atop big trucks."
Playing mas is truly an experience many should have. The freedom that comes with it is unlike any other and the sense of pride you feel when dancing in a beautiful costume is just second to none.
After that little insight, it was obvious this arts & crafts project had to be something mas related. With our carnival theme still being explored, we wanted to find a way to introduce this part of carnival to our students. So we thought it would be lovely to craft up a few popsicle stick masqueraders for further use in our upcoming storytime with Tiva video.
Take a look!
So, if you are looking for a cultural, people based, arts & crafts project using popsicle sticks then all you have to do is watch our video. We will show you how we put these cuties together and the tools we used to do so.
Tiva & Randa