Thursday, January 22, 2015

7th and 8th Grade Dia Des Los Muertos Masks

On October 31st, November 1st and 2nd, people in Mexico celebrate a holiday called Dia Des Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It's a time when people celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away. It's a colorful, joyful holiday where costumes are worn, celebrations are had and graves are decorated with flowers and sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are small skull sculptures made of of sugar that are decorated with elaborate designs. Using plaster gauze and brush tip markers, the 7th and 8th graders created masks inspired by the sugar skulls from Mexico. They came up with many creative ways to decorate their masks!

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