Palm Frond Masks

5:53 PM

We've had some strong winds here in Southern California over the past couple days. And consequently, there are a lot downed trees, limbs and branches. On my walk this morning I saw a pristine palm frond. I immediately thought of this project I did 6 years ago, creating primitive masks with palm fronds and acrylic paints. I'm thinking it might be a good time to go on a scavenger hunt and give this project another go.

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  1. Hah! This brings back a memory from my younger years. We have LOTS of palm trees around our school and years ago, after a strong wind, I recall going out and filling my car several times with loads of these downed fronds. I was team teaching at the time and we had 60 kids. Imagine how long it took me to gather those 60 fronds!! I haven't done it since, altho it was a great project!!

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    1. 60 fronds is quite a score Christie! I think the city workers are really on their game. I haven't been able to find too many.

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  2. I love this! But somehow I don't think I'll be finding any palm fronds around here any time soon....

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  3. Excellent. We have a palm tree (Nikau) that produces similar discarded fronds. You've got me going now.

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