I recently found a great website where you can purchase very realistic-looking celebrity masks. It is called Mask-Arade. I have about 10 of them now, and I absolutely love them. I try to keep them hidden from the kids until we really need them to liven up a story. It’s a great way to get them interested in the story again when they are losing focus and it always makes the whole class laugh. Usually I either keep asking students for celebrity names until someone happens to guess one of the masks I have, or I tell them “I have a secret…” and then I reveal who the character is. Once they know which masks I have, they always try to work those characters into our future stories.
Since I am located in Canada, the website didn’t allow me to purchase the masks through the site, but when I contacted them via their contact form, they were able to help me do it through email/PayPal.
Some of my favourite masks include:
- Justin Bieber
- Lady Gaga
- Barack Obama
- Angelina Jolie
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Will Ferrell