Carousel Kids Online

share your creativity with us!

Carousel Kids Online

Creativity and imagination are what Carousel Players is all about, so we have made you a place whwere you can share artworks and videos inspired by or created at Carousel’s shows, classes, camps, and events.

We’re excited to see your creations!

Send Us Your Art

Are you a painter? A fan of coloured pencils? Do you create digital art to express your feelings? Put your work on display in the Gallery to share with fellow fans of Carousel Players.

Create with Carousel Players’ Craft Videos

Create Your Own Video

Do you love performing? Is there a song you want to share with the world? Want to make your own Mask Mini?

Upload a short clip or share a link to showcase your talents!

Keep scrolling to learn how to make your own Mask Mini video.

Make Your Own Mask Mini Video

Create Your Mask

Step 1: download the Mask Template Pages from the images and print them out. If you don’t have a way to print the templates, you can copy the shapes onto your mask material by looking at the pictures and drawing them. They are funny shapes, but the video will show you how they fit together.

Step 2: collect your supplies:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Bristol board or heavy paper or thin cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape
  • Stapler
  • Markers
  • Decorations for your mask

Step 3: Watch the How to Make a Mask Video

You might want to watch it once all the way through, then go back and follow along step by step the second time.

Perform Your Mask to Life

Your mask is quiet until you put it on and bring it to life. Pick up your mask by the sides and think about how it looks so you can discover how it will be to perform with it. Remember, masks (and the people wearing them) can have lots of different emotions so you might make one mask that feels one way and another that shows different feelings.

The most important part, though, is that masks and the people wearing them don’t talk! How does that work? Use your mask and your whole self to share your story. Experiment to find out how to ‘say’ what you mean without saying anything – this is most fun with friends or family so you can all see each other’s ideas.

Make Your Mask Selfie Story

One way to tell a mask story is through ‘selfie’ moments. These are times when your character freezes in place in a position that tells the audience part of a story. For example: spot a flower, look closely at the flower, share your joy about the flower with the audience. Can you imagine how those three ‘selfie’ photos would look?

You can make your own mask selfie story as photos or a short video. Imagine your story, then pick three to five moments to be your mask selfies. How will you express those moments?

Perhaps you can work with a friend on this. Once you have stories, each of you can be photography / videographer for the other person. Enjoy yourself!