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... View Article



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... View Article


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... View Article


Mexican Unit: Sombrero & Poncho Art Project

My third grade classes are a creative and energetic bunch. They have a hard time sitting still. Instead of trying... View Article


Poncho Art Project

I began a unit on Mexico this week, celebrating the vibrancy of the Mexican Culture. For first grade, we made... View Article

Sugar Skulls Art Lesson

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a spectacular event. Not to be confused with Halloween, Dia de... View Article

Amate Bark Paintings

Based on “Folk Art Lesson” in the book Art Projects from Around the World (Scholastic 2006), I adapted the images... View Article


Day of the Dead Catrina Doll

Celebrate The Day of the Dead holiday with a form-based art project that uses paper bags and cardboard boxes. These... View Article


Day of the Dead Catrina Art Project

The Dead of the Dead is a Mexican celebration honoring loved ones who have passed. This vibrant holiday calls the... View Article