The growing popularity of Dia de los Muertos—The Day of the Dead—can be seen in the increased number of festivals, music concerts, art fairs, altar nights, arts-and-crafts events, costume contests, and candlelit processions. Now you can bring the essence of Mexico’s beloved traditions to your classroom with this evocative guide that includes 20 practical projects. Learn the origins and rituals of this special festival and how to:
Create a respectful and beautiful decorated altar with projects for Flor de Muerto (marigold paper pom-poms), Calavaras (sugar skulls), Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead), and more
Find inspiration in traditional Mexicana Art and Artisania to create projects such as Papel picado (cut-tissue paper decorations), fairy light embellishments, embroidered napkins, and more
Explore the spectacular look of La Catrina (Mexico’s skeleton lady) with ideas for women’s and men’s costumes and instructions for facial art designs, a floral headdress, felt hat, and more.
Also includes other ideas for events with a Day of the Dead theme, including poetry readings, music, and dancing. Features a directory of Day of the Dead festivals and parades.
2017, Paperback, 96 pages, 8¼" x 8¼"