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To launch our topic this term, Year 3 made Aztec God masks. We examined masks from this period and learnt that the Aztec's made and wore masks in order to decorate the faces of the dead, be worn at important events and to protect them during battles. We also discovered that the Aztects based the designs of their masks on the Gods that they worshiped, one of which was the God of chocolate and knowledge. He was called Quetzalcoatl.


We were inspired by their design so we based our masks on them. We started by paper-mâchéing a balloon to establish the initial shape. Once it had dried, we painted the outside black and created a mosaic design by sticking coloured paper to the surface in different patterns. They look fantastic altogether!



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