As always, I read to my kindergartners about Dia de los Muertos and taught them how to say that string of tricky words. Jen found some ice cube trays shaped like skulls so we pressed model magic into them and then set them out to dry. The students then looked at some traditional Dia de los Muertos skulls for inspiration before using a black marker to draw designs on their skull. They also set metal brads into the eyes of the skulls. We then attached the skulls to a wire and had the students create patterns using beads on the wire. I don't know who was more excited about this project, me or the students.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA Membership Chair.