The dance theme is a masquerade ball, requiring masks. When she told me that lots of the other kids were just printing off masks from the internet to use, I said we can do better. Here is where my crafty-I-must-win-the-competition (like there is a competition lol) instincts kick in. Off we went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some inexpensive plain black plastic masks, dowels to use as holders and a bag of feathers. I then dug out jewels, ribbon, glitter, sequins, etc. from my scrapbooking and craft stash.
These were actually pretty fun to make! The dowels got wrapped with ribbon, the masks were adorned with feathers, ribbons, feathers and lots of shiny bling and I tied some hanging ribbons onto the finished dowel for fun. I just used Aleene's Tacky Glue to attach everything. Love that stuff. The only bad thing is that I now have tiny bits of feather fluff all over my dining table. :)
Here are the finished masks: