African-american heritage We begin the process of creating African Mask with cardboard cuts. Students used scissors to cut into the cardboard and used markers and crayons for coloring the masks. African mask are used to celebrate special events like weddings, births, hunting, and harvesting. We also included kente patterns. These patterns can be seen on African clothing such as a head wrap on women or their dresses. men too also use these patterns on their shirts and other clothing.