You make face masks of course!
The boys have been begging to make them ever since they saw Mission Impossible, of course we did have to explain that they would not be as accurate as the ones in the movie. lol
You will need some plaster strips, we got a huge box of it off Amazon for around $30 and only used 1/4 of it so there is tons left over for other projects. You can also find them at crafts stores. Ours were in really large strips so we cut them down a bit.
You will also need a jar of Vaseline. I didn't notice until I just saw the photo that my jar says "baby" on it. I have no idea what the difference is except that it smelled funny, like wet baby powder.
You will also need a bowl of water, which I didn't take a photo of because...it's a bowl of water. If you don't know what that looks like you have bigger issues than I can help you with.
So, first off smear the Vaseline all over your child's face. Don't skimp. Get it all over the hairline and eyebrows too. And if your child has really, really long lashes like mine do you'll have to put it on their eyelashes...or when you take the mask off it will pull them out. And you don't want that. I also used a headband to push their hair back. They looked cute.
Then have your child lay on the table, face up of course. Explain to them that it will be wet and icky, and they should keep still and their eyes closed. You will take one strip at a time, dip it in the bowl of water, shake off the excess water, and then lay it over their face, and smooth it out. Repeating as many times as necessary until you have a thick mask.
Oh, you should also lay some newspaper down on the table first. We forgot. So afterward there was a huge mess to clean up off the table. It would have been a much easier cleanup if we had remembered.
Once you feel that the mask is thick enough have your child get up, slowly and keeping their face upturned, and sit them in front of a fan so the mask will dry quickly, around 15 minutes.
When the masks are dry, very slowly pry them off your child's face. If you missed small spots of Vaseline it will stick in those places so be careful.
The boys wanted eye and nose holes as they plan on using the masks during pretend play.
Our daughter though, wanted a decorative mask to hang on her wall so she decided to cover up her eyes and mouth. After we put her in front of the fan she asked for her DSi...we tried to tell her that she couldn't see but she was persistent so I handed it to her and....she was able to play it by the sound alone. I was impressed. She even loaded up her notepad program and wrote notes to us. lol
Once the masks are off your child will be a mess so throw him in the shower. (Well ok, don't really throw him...) It will take a bit of scrubbing to get all that Vaseline off. (Oh yeah, make sure they wear old clothes for this project!)
They turned out so cute! They need to dry for a few days and then they will paint them!
After we were all done with clean up we made gluten-free, double chocolate, peanut butter brownies!
It needs to rain more often. ;-P