Mardi Gras: Handmade Felt Masks and Crepes

by Josée

Today is Mardi Gras; the last day before Lent begins. It’s the culmination of a week (or weeks) of celebration that have been going on all over the world. Many French Canadian communities have been enjoying their winter festival in the last couple weeks. We had the opportunity to eat some delicious tire d’érable a couple weekends ago at our own local festival d’hiver. Tonight, we’ll finish the celebrations with a traditional French Canadian Mardi Gras feast of crepes and some handmade felt masks.

That would be the bechamel sauce for the crepes and my large belly.

Last night while I was browsing the internet I was inspired to make felt masks. In previous years I bought plastic masks from the craft store to decorate. They were fun to make but didn’t last long and had to be thrown away. This year I used these basic templates and these masks as an inspiration to make some felt masks for my little ones. I’m hoping to add to the collection over time. I think they’ll make for some great dress up props.

Either my son’s head is too big or I made the strap a bit tight. Either way he loves his new frog mask.

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Elisa February 23, 2012 - 4:17 am

=) Cute belly and top – love those polka dots.

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