Marori Mask

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Important Maori men always had distinctive facial tattoos, often very intricate designs which were time-consuming and very painful! Women sometimes had tattoos around their mouths and chins, too. Kids can design their own Maori tattoos and wear them with pride with this mask craft. this is an excellent group activity and works across the age groups too.


Brown card
Black pen
Elastic or craft stick


Cut a face shape from brown card. Cut out the eye shapes. Decorate with black pen to look like facial tattoos.

We've got some photos of carvings showing traditional Maori tattoos for inspiration for you here:


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