for making Day of the Dead masks
First, rub Vaseline or vegetable oil onto the skin so that the plaster
will not stick to it.
2. Dip small strips of plaster and fabric in water to moisten them.
Then, apply them to them one by one.
3. Leave openings for the nose and eyes.
4. As the plaster dries, the mask will begin to get warm to the touch.
After the material cools, the plaster can be gently removed from the
5. The finished mask is quite sturdy when it is dry. The surface can
be painted, decorated with feathers and glitter, or anything of your
courtesy of Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith