Friday, August 6, 2010

Make A Chimp Smile in Africa Day 5


August 2 - 15, 2010

I am having fun working with

Art of Conservation, Inc. in Rwanda

I wanted to show you some pictures of the kids wearing chimpanzee and gorilla masks. Julie from Art of Conservation was nice to send me some. The masks are really cool! The students wear them and put on song and dance performances.

Putting on a show with the gorilla masks

another show wearing chimp masks

I really like these masks and everyone looks like they are having fun!  They have other cool masks on their website on the merchandise page. They have orangutans, elephants, lions and more. If you really like one you can buy one! Click on the link!

Julie has posted more art work done by the students on her blog Art for Gorillas. The kids did gorillas with different expressions like happy, sad, angry and sleepy. They are really good. They also did art with tissue paper. I like all the colors. I might do that on my next mask.

I finished my chimp mask and I am working on a new one. It takes a long time to make one because the paper mache takes a long time to dry. It took almost 2 weeks for me to finish this one.

me wearing my chimp mask

guess what kind of great ape mask this will be?




First I want to thank everyone who has already donated and supported our fundraiser. I am really excited to send the kids in Rwanda friendship bracelets and write them letters. Please ask your friends to support this cause and send them to so they can get a friendship bracelet too!

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your efforts in helping to preserve this fast becoming extinct race of chimps. These children look interesting in these masks. I would also like to donate for this cause.