This geisha craft uses a printable template and a paper plate to make a project suitable for a Japanese themed craft or just for fun.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you can convert your geisha craft to a geisha mask. Attach a paint stir stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- paper plate,
- something to color with (or color printer),
- Optional FOR MASK: Paint Stir Stick , thin strip of wood or Tongue Depressor.
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a geisha face:
- Glue the large hair piece onto the top of the plate, with the sides of the hair covering the sides of the plate.
- Glue the two hair buns onto either side of the large hair piece.
- Glue the hair piece onto the hair, near one of the buns.
- Glue the mouth near the bottom of the paper plate.
- Glue the nose above the mouth.
- Glue the two red cheeks onto either side of the nose and mouth
- Glue the eyes above the nose.
- Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
- Optional: If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to attach a thin strip of wood, a Tongue Depressor or a Paint Stir Stick (often free at paint supply and home repair stores -- no more than $1 -- we get dad to pick one up now and then when he's at home depot admiring the tools *grin*)