Top 5 Day of the Dead classroom art projects

Top 5 Day of the Dead classroom art projects

Angela Villalba
1. Sugar Skulls: Making sugar skulls is a popular Day of the Dead art project. Students can mold and decorate their own sugar skulls using a mixture of sugar and water, and then adorn them with colorful icing and other decorations.

2. Ofrenda Altars: Students can create miniature ofrenda altars using shoeboxes, paper mache, or other materials. They can decorate the altars with flowers, candles, pictures, and other items to represent their deceased loved ones.

3. Papel Picado: Papel Picado is a traditional Mexican craft that involves cutting intricate designs into colorful tissue paper. Students can create their own papel picado designs, either by drawing their own designs or by using templates.

4. Calavera Masks: Calavera masks are skull masks that are often worn during Day of the Dead celebrations. Students can make their own masks using paper mache, cardboard, or other materials, and then decorate them with paint, glitter, and other decorations.

5. Day of the Dead Paintings: Students can create their own Day of the Dead-themed paintings using a variety of materials, such as acrylic or watercolor paints, colored pencils, or pastels. They can draw inspiration from traditional Day of the Dead imagery, such as sugar skulls, marigold flowers, and calavera skulls.