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Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Projects

Scratch foam print of a skull inspired by Jose PosadaDay of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is right around the corner!  Don’t miss the opportunity to share this important cultural tradition with your students.  Often misunderstood, this popular Mex­i­can hol­i­day hon­or­s ances­tors and loved ones who have died, and is cel­e­brated each year on Novem­ber 1st & 2nd. This family-centered hol­i­day cel­e­brates the cycle of life and high­lights the Mex­i­can peo­ples’ gen­eral accep­tance, rather than fear, of death.  Follow the links below and have fun with these festive projects!

Folded Paper Marigold

Paper Marigolds


Tissue Paper Papel Picado

Papel Picado


Black and white scratch foam print of a skull inspired by Jose Posada

Scratch foam prints inspired by Jose Posada


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  1. The Spanish teacher in my 3-5 school is teaching her Day of the Dead lessons and the students are working on their tissue paper cuttings and faces. They are starting to fill up the hallway by her room and look wonderful!