This art assignment can be geared to middle school or high school art students. Leather mask making is a fun, easy, and surprisingly cheap project to do with students.
In the PowerPoint I include background information about Venice, their annual celebration, Carnivale, and how masks have become an important part of their society. The PowerPoint then shows exactly how to make the mask through step by step instructions and a link to a very helpful video on YouTube.
I have taught this project the past three years in my 3D I high school art class, and my students love it.