Making the Mask: CLAY
To begin, they create a slab using clay.
Cut out the eyes, used those scraps to build coil/worm eyebrows.
Then created the nose and lips.
Once they were fired...which took forever, they finally got to paint using symbolic colors. We used acrylic paint and later sprayed them with a clear gloss to make them shiny.
Oh and of course we learned about African masks in the process....