Friday, October 19, 2012

4th Grade - Day of the Dead Skeletons!

This lesson is an all time favorite of mine! I have taught it many times, students LOVE it!  They love learning about Day of the Dead and working with an air dry clay. These skeletons and flowers were made from Amaco Cloud Clay, however, I now use Crayola Model Magic since Cloud Clay is not sold anymore... bummer, I did like it!

 We first painted the cardboard backgrounds with tempera and Modge Podge, then created the skeletons and flower decorations.  I have a cheep foam skeleton I hang on the board for the students to reference.  Lastly, we painted the whole thing with another layer of Modge Podge.  These skeletons are attached forever!  
Such a fun lesson to teach!!!


  1. This is awesome! I have tons of Model Magic that I can probably use in the same way! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks!!! I LOVED every minute of this lesson!!! However, I kind of wish I had the kids paint black backgrounds... the bright warms are nice, but I bet they would have popped more with black paint.