Sunday, October 25, 2009

Day of the Dead



We have been studying about Dia de los Muertos-Day of the Dead. The students just absolutely love this unit! We have been making all the items used to create an altar in one's home for the special day celebrated on November 1 and 2. In 5th grade, each student created their personal designs on paper skull, painted fun backgrounds and borders on construction paper then added sequins, and jewels. The razzle-dazzle really added that extra touch.

8 comments:

  1. This project is wonderful! I love how the skulls are so colorful. I am an elementary art teacher too and will definitely be revisiting this site. Great job to your students on their fabulous artwork!

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  2. So beautifull! You sure can get great artwork out of the children!

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  3. Terrific!!! I would love to make them with my class. Unfortunately the Day of the Dead is not known in Holland. Maybe I'll change that ;)

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  4. Love this project. I just might have to try this with my students.

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  5. Gorgeous!! I want to make one too -- love the sequin bling! : )

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  6. Thanks for sharing! Love the skulls and will have my 4th graders make their own!

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  7. Thank you for sharing your ideas and site! I am going to try a version of this project with my 4th graders this year. Check out my site as well at http://artexplosionloa.blogspot.com/

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