Join the Mexican celebration for Dia de los Muertos. Families honor the spirits of deceased relatives with food and flowers during this 3-day holiday.
Research how Aztec beliefs mixed with Catholic rituals to result in the contemporary celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). This holiday is widely celebrated in Mexico and in communities where Mexican families live. Find pictures of dancing, art, and cemetery decorations—just some of the ways that families celebrate during this 3-day festival. Then show what you’ve learned about this holiday with an original scene such as the one here.
<STRONG>Tombstone</STRONG>. Blend white Crayola® Model Magic® with color from a gray Crayola Washable Gel Marker. Knead just a bit to obtain a marble effect. Shape Model Magic into a tombstone. Write names and dates on the stone if you wish. Set it aside to air-dry overnight.
<STRONG>Decorations</STRONG>. Use Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils on white construction paper to draw items to decorate your tombstone. Flowers, garlands of greens and flowers, and candles are all commonly used, as are gifts of food. Color in the items with Gel Markers. Cut out the decorations with Crayola Scissors. With Crayola School Glue, attach items to the tombstone. Air-dry the glue.
<STRONG>Background</STRONG>. On a large piece of dark construction paper, use your imagination to create a night scene with the Gel Markers—they really stand out on dark colors! You might show shadows of people dancing and a sky with a full moon. Add Crayola Glitter Glue for sparkle.
Glue the decorated headstone to the background. Air-dry flat before
Use paper plates and colorful Crayola® Paint and Markers to design your own sun.
Paper weaving and crayon designs add color to your Mexican culture classroom celebration.
Build community by making colorful, upbeat Mardi Gras masks. Celebrate the spirit of cities such as New Orleans.
Join in the festivities of Mexico’s most famous holiday El dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). Enjoy the surprise
Show your favorite holiday event on a personalized gift bag. Decorate these handy bags for treats on any special occasio
Design a good-luck charm as you craft silver-like jewelry. Remember—or hope for—something special in your life with thes
Join the Mexican celebration for Dia de los Muertos. Families honor the spirits of deceased relatives with food and flow
Join in the fun of Mardi Gras! Have a ball making these elaborate, decorative masks. Display them for Halloween and othe
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