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Welcome to Paintbrush Rocket! I am an elementary art teacher who has taught for 14 years in Ohio, borrowing and sharing lots of lessons from many other wonderful art teacher along the way. And a BIG THANKS to my good friend Laura, aka, Painted Paper who has inspired me to get in the blogging world! Laura has been a great inspiration and local buddy to collaborate with. I look forward to sharing my ideas and borrowing all of yours! Have a great year!

Friday, October 19, 2012

1st Grade Day of the Dead Skeletons

These Skeletons have lots of personality!  We printed the background flowers with foam stamps and used up some watercolor paper scraps for the skulls and bones, (a little thicker than drawing paper or tag).  The skulls were decorated like a sugar skull and some extra designing was allowed on the rib cage, hands and feet.  I love seeing my students handwriting on their art, it gives the true essence of their age!


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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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