Paper mask making class in Hanoi

Thanh

The Village Wanderer

Paper mask making class in Hanoi

Spoken in: English


( 20 reviews ) star Workshops Hanoi 1 - 5 watch_later 3 hours
  • 100% hands-on experience
  • Having lots of fun while learning
  • Visit a traditional local village
  • 100% Family friendly experience
  • Have lots of fun while learning
  • Take home the perfect souvenir

You will be picked up anywhere in: Hanoi

What you can expect

Paper masks used to be the typical toys of Vietnamese kids in the past. This old craftsmanship is still done by only a few locals, and I want to take you and your family to meet one of them!

Take your kids to this entertaining workshop, where they'll learn how to create their own paper mask while exploring the beauty of a Vietnamese tradition and its culture at the same time!

For this, you'll go to a traditional village where you'll meet with the craftsman at their home. Here is where the fun begins!
Your kids will learn how to make a raw paper mask by choosing their favorite mold and by following simple and easy steps. Using paper with glue, made out of tapioca, don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty!
Let their creativity flow by decorating an already made mask while the others get dry (it takes about 1-2 days). Your kids will love the end result and you will love seeing them happy!

Join me for this fun and interactive way to learn more about the Vietnamese culture, together with your kids. I will tailor everything around your family and special requests if you have any!


This is the plan

Meeting point:
Hotel pick up and transport to the mask makers' house.
Stop 1
Visit a local community which is totally traditional and off - the - beaten path of Hanoi. You will then enter the paper masks craftsman and start working right away.
Stop 2
You will learn how to make the masks step by step. Firstly, you will see different designs and then choose the one that you would like to make. The makers will give you the concrete mold, paper sheets and glue. You will be instructed to make a complete mask by yourself.
Stop 3
Your recently made mask is wet so you can't decorate it right away. It will be dry after 1-2 days so you will decorate it later. You will be given a mask which was made by the maker to decorate it at the class.
Stop 4
Class finishes. You will get back to your hotel with the perfect souvenirs.

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Workshops details

Type
Private Workshops
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 5 persons
Meeting point
Hanoi
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide
Not included
Personal expenses

Thanh

The Village Wanderer

20 reviews

When I was a kid, I first knew about Bat Trang ceramic village by its pottery products. I still remember how careful my mom was while unpacking stuffs. Another world – delicate and colorful exposed in front of my eyes. The set of tea pot and cups, the plates and bowls; the saving pigs looked charming and so alive. My mind was absolutely blown away.

Since I had my first trip there, I always want to come back. When I am sitting on the bus, I can totally enjoy the peaceful views outside the windows. The delightful Red River looks energetic with lines of boats transporting goods. The green color of endless bamboo ranges and gardens make me forget my hustle and bustle life. As soon as I get there, I am welcomed by quiet and clean atmosphere. I also have chance to make ceramic stuffs by myself, create funny things. Walking along the winding lanes is my pleasure. I can see “cool” walls that have rows of peat on them. Besides, observing local ceramic makers performing their work, I am inspired. from head to toe. The ancient commune house and French style house are magnificent. The well-reserved architecture and the historical stories amaze me.

Being in love with Bat Trang, I hope that the beauty of tradition and ceramic art will be always reserved and introduced to more and more people."

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