Working alone or in pairs start by researching masks and gathering resources. Look at the uses of masks around the world and locations and occasions where masks are still popular. Invite students to think about the possible benefits of masks and if they can think of any situations where a mask would come in handy!
Give each student a mask or a mask stencil and materials to work with get them to think about symbols or signs that might be relevant to the function of their mask.
Invite participants to work with colour, extra materials if available and shape and design of the mask. They could make one that would be of benefit to them now, or in the past or in the future.