Around the World: Mexico

Day of the Dead Masks

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On my school’s International Day, I turned my classroom into Mexico for the day.  Y3, 4, 5 and 6 children made skull masks to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and I attempted to dress as Frida Kahlo (without the mono-brow!).

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I cut black plates into a vaguely skull shape and stuck lolly sticks, painted black, on the back.

Children cut out brightly coloured paper and card and stuck on big eyes, nose and teeth.  They then added decoration with glitter glue and feathers.

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Mexican Bowls

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After studying the colours and patterns used to decorate Mexican bowls, these children had a go at painting paper bowls in a similar style.

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