How to Make a Hornbill Mask: A Fun Activity for Kids

How to Make a Hornbill Mask
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Esplanade Offstage features a rich set of free online content where families and kids can come together to learn about arts and culture while being entertained at home. Other than sharing interesting stories with eye-catching illustrations, the stories also have fun activities for kids.

One such story is the one of Pak Pandir, a well-known comic character in Malaysian folktales. As part of the story, “Pak Pandir Gets Stuck In A Tree”, kids can make a homemade hornbill mask with a premade template to being the story to life.


Pak Pandir Gets Stuck In A Tree

Pak Pandir Gets Stuck In A Tree

A tale of silly ideas and unfortunate misadventures, Pak Pandir Gets Stuck In A Tree is a light-hearted story that is great for family and little friends to read together.


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For years, stories of Pak Pandir have made many people laugh and left them in disbelief at the trouble he gets up to due to his good heart but simple mind. Experience Pak Pandir’s silliness for yourself in the following story of how he tries to get a surprise for his wife.


How to Make a Hornbill Mask

How to Make a Hornbill Mask

As a part of the story, Pak Pandir tried to catch an enggang or hornbill for Mak Andir, his wife. This comical scene is a fun one to act out with family and friends. Create fun moments of laughter as you act out this story with a homemade hornbill mask.

Read the story and download the free hornbill mask template here.


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