I know it's way past Mardi Gras, but I had planned on doing this lesson with my students when we returned from Christmas break in January, but I had my baby a month early and didn't go back until April. I let my 5th graders choose one of their last projects of the year- with a few suggestions of course. And this is what they picked. They turned out so cool. I'm going to give them a little more time to finish decorating. The masks are one layer of thin craft paper and two layers of tissue paper. I also added a little glitter gloss to the paper mache glue to make it sparkly.