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#CodeFromAfrica - Challenge #7 - Mask generator

Updated: May 24, 2020


As some countries start to slowly release their population from confinement, here in South Africa we can officially start to go outside for a walk in the morning.


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However, we have to wear a face mask to prevent contamination from COVID-19.


Is it the same where you live?

Did you sew ๐Ÿงต โœ‚ and customize yours ?




Today, Julie is proposing different ways to help you design your own masks using Scratch creative coding platform!

Challenge #7 : Create your own Face Mask


For this challenge, you can pick and choose from the different options below depending on your interest or the skills you want to develop ! Be CURIOUS and Be CREATIVE !

Option 1 - Play and personalize your own mask


The goal of this game is to decorate masks and adjust the emoji face and background to your mood.

Instructions :

  • Click on the Green flag to start the decoration game from this page or open it in Scratch here.

  • Click and drag decorations onto the mask

  • Click on Up and Down arrows to select new decorations

  • Click on small top green mask to change the mask background color / pattern

  • Click on Emoji to select a new one that matches your feelings of the day

  • Click on CLEAN button to erase your changes and start with a new design.


Take a snapshot of your designs and share them with friends!


Option 2 - Remix Mask generator


On Scratch platform, you can share your project and "See inside" projects shared by other within the Scratch Community.

The fun part is that you can get inspired by "Remixing" any project using the Remix button !

There are multiple way for you to remix the Mask Generator project.

  1. Add or create new backgrounds.

  2. Add new mask backgrounds or shapes.

  3. Add new decoration options.

  4. Add option to write your first name on the mask.

  5. Share your project in #CodeFromAfrica Scratch Studio

  6. Share on social media with the hashtag #CodeFromAfrica and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!


Note: that I will be posting shortly tips on how to do all of the above in a tutorial.


Option 3 - Create your own Mask Generator

Do you have other ideas on how to generate masks ?

Be creative!

Be a free spirit!


1. Here are some leads you could work with :

  • Imagine an automatic mask generator,

  • Create a mood mask generator

  • Create a facial recognition mask generator

  • ...

2. Share your project in #CodeFromAfrica Scratch Studio

3. Share on social media with the hashtag #CodeFromAfrica and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!


Let the fun begin !

Don't forget to share your project !

How can I start animating stories using Scratch?


The first step is to get to ... Scratch !

Scratch is a coding platform you can access online but also offline depending on the type of device type you are using.


Second step, select a character for your story or game.

In Scratch, we call this character a "sprite". You can have multiple sprites if you like but let's start with one ๐Ÿ˜‰


To help you on this first challenge, below are links to tutorials on how to create and animate a story using Scratch!




Let the fun begin !

Don't forget to share the link to your remix project and code or even a snapshot of your new mask on social media with the hashtag #CodeFromAfrica and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!

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