Working Masks

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Thursday, April 18 2019

Working Masks

Ages 9 - 11


Vacation Program

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

Masks give powers

Ancient masks borrow powers of animals or spirits. Modern masks are practical. They protect you when you work with tools. Explore the powers of new tools and the masks that help you use them well. Construct and armor a knight…an ancient invention of protective masking.

• Sand and shape the body of a knight with safety goggles and a dust mask.
• Sand and spray paint a horse with a safety shield and an organic filter respirator.
• Laser cut a shield for your knight with laser Goggles.
• Hammer a nail into a sword on an anvil with goggles and hearing protectors.
• Dap copper into a helmet with goggles.
• solder the knight's armor with safety goggles adn a carbon filter exhaust fan.
• Pop some caps with a hammer and safety goggles, hearning protectors, and P95 respirator.

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