Last year at Berdyne's Store, I bought a couple of masks thinking that I might use them in programming. I have not used them yet, but when the grandkids found them, well, let's just say the masks have been well used.
Kate was first. I was surprised at how realistic these masks are, particularly around the eyes. Kate aged about 15 years in front of my eyes, becoming a gypsy woman with a flirty smile.
Clayton liked the gendarme hat (I suppose that's what it is--can anyone tell me what it really is?). Poor guy, it aged him too but not in a good way!
Kate lived up to her role though, and so did Clayton.
Grace decided she liked my fan from the Glenville folk festival as a mask...
but Kate helped her into the gypsy mask, and...
voila! A sassy-faced gypsy emerged.
I thought about buying more masks when we were at Berdyne's the other day. I think I need to go back and see what else is there. The kids convinced me; next summer's programs will have to have a few stories with masks. It's just too much fun to see how the masks change both their faces and their personalities.