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MAKE AT HOME | Animal Eye Mask

MAKE AT HOME | Animal Eye Mask
During their studio residency at PICA, Astro Morphs developed a series of online art-making activities where art and science converge.


Share your creations on social media with the hashtag #picaathome, and you might be featured on our socials!






Astro Morphs’ productions and art works are inspired by biology. Have fun creating your own mask, while exploring the different structures and functions of different species eyes.

You will need

  • A cardboard coffee cup holder
  • Ping pong ball or, milk bottle lids or, any other round recyclable product
  • scissors
  • glue
  • elastic
  • internet access



  1. Paint cardboard coffee cup holder.
  2. Do a search and investigate different animal pupils and choose one for your mask.
  3. Paint or draw a pupil of your choice onto a ping-pong ball/milk bottle lid or any other round object of your choice. These will be the eyeballs of your mask.
  4. Glue your homemade eyeballs onto the painted cardboard coffee cup holder.
  5. Attach elastic or string to the side of the mask so you can wear it.
  6. Use the mask to perform in!



Consider the pupils you chose for your mask:

  • How do different animal pupils differ?
  • How does pupil structure affect their function?
  • What environment does the animal you chose live in?
  • How do their unique eyes help them in their environment?


Mask examples and alternatives

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