Papier-mâché Sugar Skulls

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5th and 6th grade students are working on papier-mâché sugar skulls.  Students first learned about the cultural significance of El Día de los Muertos and looked at the various arts associated with Day of the Dead.

Students learned about how to make an armature out of newspaper and masking tape, how to layer over the armature with papier-mâché strips, and how to add three-dimensional extras.

The extra items give each project an extra interesting aspect.  Some of the extras made by students are hats, eyes, noses, jaws, decorations, beards, moustaches, and hair to name a few.

Check back next week to see the painting process get underway.


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