Days of the Dead Collage

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Third and fourth graders went on a trip around the world to the Days of the Dead celebration held in Mexico and other Latin and South American countries on November 1 and November 2.  They learned about Los Dias de los Muertos through the artwork created to celebrate the event.  We looked at colorful and vibrant images created by local artists in Mexico and learned that the celebration is meant to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died.  Calavera art is a popular art form during the Days of the Dad.   Calaveras are skulls and/or skeletons.  Skulls and skeletons are seen as a promise of resurrection, not as a symbol of death.  Students used paper, craypas, metallic colored pencils, sequins and scissors to create their own a multi-media collage of a calavera.

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I got this idea from a great website: http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/

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