Friday, October 19, 2012

1st Grade - Day of the Dead Skeletons



These Day of the Dead Skeletons were soooo much fun to make!!! Two classes made them on magenta construction paper and two classes made them on purple. The first step was printing foam flower stamps around the border with tempera paint, (I added white to make the colors more opaque).  Then students traced and decorated a sugar skull for the head.  Students were given lots of white strips to cut for bones.  I recommend tag board or poster board, it is easier to cut and glue, plus look a bit thicker like bones!  Love these so much!!!












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  1. Again another great project! I'm sharing your Day of the Dead projects with our 3-5 Spanish teacher if you don't mind! :)

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    1. Of course share! Kids love Day of the Dead projects. This is a very simple. I have done this before with cut paper flowers decorated with oil pastels which is easier if printing with paint is out. LOTS of variations for this one!

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  2. Gosh...I LOVE these too! So great for younger ones.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love Day of the Dead, I go a little crazy every couple years. :)

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  3. I love these!!! They are so bright and beautiful and they would go along perfectly with the 5th graders learning about the skeletal system!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. I do a similar project to these but use the craft straws to create the bones. Its a favorite project every year with my 3rd graders.

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