As Fourth graders are completing their embossed, colored, flossed, texture foil masks, they next turn to the mask stand. As anyone married to teacher, much more and elementary art teacher, knows. sometimes spouses have special skills that get called upon too. And they can get asked to "help" with various projects. My sweet spouse spent and evening cutting 2x4's and 1/2" dowels for the stands. I drilled the holes for the dowels. I learned that I really LIKE power tools...... ! The kids are now sanding, cleaning, and painting the stands. First they paint an acrylic base coat, then they will decorate the stand with paint. The final step will be to attach the mask. These will look super cool in the May 1st Art Show! Come back for a peek at finished projects.