How to Make a Papel Picado

TRADITIONAL MEXICAN PAPEL PICADO Papel Picado is a traditional Mexican craft that features colorful paper sheets with intricate cut-out details. It was made by stacking many sheets of paper and... Learn More

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Diego Rivera’s Mother’s Helper Art Lesson

Diego Rivera is one of the most famous painters in the twentieth century. After studying in Spain and France, he returned to his homeland of Mexico. There he travelled across... Learn More

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Mexican Unit: Fruit Crate Art Project

Continuing with our Mexico-themed art lessons, second graders created “Market Day” fruit crates. The project took three 45-minute sessions. First session: the students created their own painted paper. Second session:... Learn More

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Mexican Art Unit: Sombrero & Poncho Art Project

MEXICAN ART UNIT: SOMBRERO & PONCHO My third grade classes are a creative and energetic bunch. They have a hard time sitting still. Instead of trying to reign them in,... Learn More

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Poncho Art Project

I began a unit on Mexico this week, celebrating the vibrancy of the Mexican Culture. For first grade, we made ponchos, a variation of a Painted Paper project that created... Learn More


Sugar Skulls Art Lesson

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a spectacular event. Not to be confused with Halloween, Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday on November 2nd that... Learn More


Amate Bark Paintings

Based on “Folk Art Lesson” in the book Art Projects from Around the World (Scholastic 2006), I adapted the images to create a very cool “bark” painting for fourth grade.... Learn More

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Day of the Dead Catrina Dolls

Celebrate The Day of the Dead holiday with a form-based art project that uses paper bags and cardboard boxes. These festive Catrina Doll sculptures were a blast to create. The fifth grade students worked... Learn More

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Day of the Dead Catrina Art Project

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration honoring loved ones who have passed. This vibrant holiday calls the elaborately decorated skeletons, Catrinas. My second grade students loved creating... Learn More

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