Kids make masks

MARYSVILLE — Using a pre-cut piece of sunshade and some acrylic paint can turn a piece of material into a personalized mask.

“I got the idea from people who used screen-door wire,” said Sheila Stump, picking up a completed mask. “You can do all kinds of things with these.”

Stump, the chair of a mask-making event that took place in Jennings Park on Oct. 24, was on hand to help children make their own mask just in time for the holidays.

Stump, as well as members of the Marysville Historical Society, held the mask-making party at the Gehl house in Jennings Park.

Children could create their own mask or have their parents purchase a small or large pre-made mask for $15 or $18, respectively. Proceeds from the mask sales was split with the museum, Stump said.

The masks are made of non-allergenic fiberglass, or sunshade, and resemble screen door material both in texture and feel, Stump said.

Masks were pre-cut to resemble animals and other creatures.

A large table with various colors of paint were available for children to make use of, and at least a handful of youngsters took advantage of it as of Saturday morning.

Donations were accepted, and went toward funding a new historical museum.

Event organizers offered cookies, apple cider, coffee and hot cocoa to attendees.

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