Throughout this school year we've been celebrating Mexican holidays & doing crafts to go along with them. Recently we celebrated Cinco de Mayo.
I was really hoping we'd be able to finish off our year with a trip to Mexico. I'd love to see Chichen Itza & other Mayan ruins. But, that didn't happen. Bummer.
But, we did create some fun crafts.
:: Sombrero ::
I saw a photo on Flickr and loved the craft. So, we put together our own version.
|I created a hat template out of index paper. Then, the kids traced the template onto old file folders & cut them out.|
|I got out a pile of crafting goodies for the kids use as they wanted.|
|Capt. N decided to use the shavings of a colored pencil for decoration.|
|They stuck pretty well with clear Elmer's glue.|
|Then they cut out an oval & drew on a nose & mouth. I love that the eyes are covered.|
:: Papel Picado ::
|I checked this book out from the library to look at for our papel picado craft.|
|We used tissue paper and scissors to create designs from the book.|
|A few designs didn't turn out well, but most did.|
|We strung them all together on string & hung them in our house.|
:: Double Headed Serpent Mosaic ::Years ago we went on a cruise through the Mexican Riviera. On the ship was a version of the Double Headed Serpent. So when I saw the mosaic craft at That Artist Woman, I knew it was one we were going to do.
|Capt. N & The Double Headed Serpent on our 2007 Royal Caribbean cruise.|
|I cut the serpent shapes out of stiff cardboard. The kids used tempera paint to look like grout on their mosaic.|
|They used watered down clear Elmer's glue to adhere the colored egg shells.|
|I must admit the other thing that drew me to this craft was that it required egg shells. I'm always on the lookout for ways to use eggs. I had recently colored eggs to place in the background of a few photos of our new chicks. This was a perfect way to use up those shells.|
|Princess K & Capt. N chose to use buttons as their eyes. Mr. T cut out circles from index paper. |
The mouth & teeth were cut from white index paper.
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