While I was student teaching I learned a great way to make paper masks. The students color, cut and paste the features they want to add to their mask on an 11"x14" sheet of construction paper. Afterwards I fold the bottom corners in and staple. I do this project in 3 weeks: the first they sketch their idea, the second they draw and color on the construction paper, and on the third they cut and paste parts that stick out (ears, hair, whiskers, etc). I do this project with second grade and they love the final product!