Tate Kids



Make a Captain Thomas Lee mask


You will need

  • 1 x A4 sheet of 160gsm card
  • Colour pencils or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • If you have them: sequins, stars, fake fur, wool
  • Stapler
  • Elastic, ribbon or string
  • Sticky tape
  • Pea cane or a stick

To make

  • Print out the mask design onto 160gsm card (thin card suitable for use in a printer)
  • Colour in with pencils or crayons. Look closely at the painting of Captain Thomas Lee and the Mask Gallery for more ideas
  • Cut out along the lines marked with a scissor symbol
  • Decorate with sequins and stars for jewels. You could also use wool or fake fur for Thomas’s beard!
  • Staple the elastic, ribbon or string on to the sides of the mask where you see the ‘o’
  • Tape the stick or pea cane into place on the back or your mask’s chin

Now, I wonder what your character will say?



Captain Thomas Lee mask

© Vanessa Clifton-Lawrence 2003