By Ana-Elba Pavon

Latin American celebrations--rich in cultural value and Latin history--present possibilities through the calendar 12 months to arrive out to all populations with enticing courses and actions. The easy-to-organize initiatives during this ebook are prepared round very important Latino vacation trips and are encouraged via artesenfas (Latino folks paintings) traditions which were handed down from iteration to new release. And, simply because every one undertaking is tied to literature, youngsters get the analyzing trojan horse early! With greater than seventy five distinct illustrations and step by step directions for making mask, cornhusk dolls, beads, paper flora, pinatas, and Incan headdresses, the inventive actions during this booklet do not require dear or unique fabrics. additionally incorporated are effortless recipes for such delectables as tamales and gorditas. each one bankruptcy contains an job for preschoolers, after-schoolers (over 6 years old), and households (all ages). comparable assets assist you to show each one craft venture right into a finished application by way of incorporating songs, poems, and books.

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This variation is not edible and is undecorated. Supplies 40 Day(s) of the Dead Recommended Books Anaya, Rudolfo. Maya’s Children. Ancona, George. Pablo Remembers. García, Richard. My Aunt Otilia’s Spirits/Los Espíritus de Mi Tía Otilia. Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Day of the Dead. Kimmel, Eric A. The Witch’s Face. Lasky, Kathryn. Days of the Dead. Levy, Janice. The Spirit of Tío Fernando/El Espíritu de Tío Fernando. Luenn, Nancy. A Gift for Abuelita/Un Regalo para Abuelita. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM Day of the Dead Papel Picado Tissue paper came to Mexico in the seventeenth or eighteenth century.

Fold one end and place it inside the other open end (see steps 3 and 4 under the headdress instructions above). Take strips of newspaper wet with engrudo and wrap it around the tube to hold it together. ) glue gun Note: Professionally made shape cutters, craft punches, and hand punches are available to cut paper in various shapes. You can use them to decorate papel picado (cutpaper art) projects (see chapter 5, “After-School Program: Day of the Dead Papel Picado”), and save the cutouts for this project.

Make random cuts using the traditional Day of the Dead colors of black, white, pink, yellow, and gold to decorate, or use the following skeleton and grave pattern. ) safety scissors paper clips pencil eraser small pieces of scrap paper garbage cans string (if hanging multiple paper banners on one string) glue sticks (if hanging multiple paper banners on one string) Preparation 1. Cut each 20Љ ϫ 26Љ sheet of gift tissue paper in half so that it measures 20Љ ϫ 13Љ. One 20Љ ϫ 13Љ sheet makes one paper banner.

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