After all the posts about the history of Dia de los Muertos (see the comic and movie), here is one of our Dia de los Muertos projects. Symmetrical Sugar Skulls!
|First we folded the paper the long way "like a hotdog bun."|
|Next, we made our sugar skull design in black oil pastel on 1/2 of the page.|
|Then we folded the paper and rubbed hard to transfer the design to the other side. |
|Then we traced the symmetrical design.|
We learned to use watercolor paints and painted using symmetrical colors.
Finally we added sequins to make them festive like Dia de los Muertos art.
|We displayed them in the hall with the entries from our art journal.|
Looking forward to reading your holiday posts!