Published on November 1, 2009
What were you for Halloween? I was La Noche or as we would say in English: The Night! I loved it!! Especially since Hansel (who was a frightening looking Devil) and I went to a fun party full of dancing all night outside, under the stars! I guess you could say I blended right in!! Heehee!
Though, as some of you may or may not know, today is the first day of Diá de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It is a two day holiday celebrated in most of Latin America, Spain, and parts of the United States such as the beautiful state of Arizona where I live! This is a time to remember loved ones that passed away and celebrate their life AND life in general through food, festivities, and my favorite: ART! This past week in Studio 307, what I affectionately call my classroom, we studied Diá de Los Muertos and created our own calaca masks inspired by the traditional Mexican ones that we looked at. This project is easy and a lot of fun to do!
If you or any of the kiddos in your life would like to make a calaca mask like the ones my kiddos are wearing above, all you need to do is sign up for the Dirty Footprints Studio newsletter HERE today or tomorrow–and I will email you the template and directions. If you are already on the mailing list–no need to worry….you’ll be receiving a newsletter soon with an opportunity for you to make your own calaca mask as well!!!
So…do you celebrate Diá de Los Muertos? Did you get dressed up for Halloween? Share!!! I would love to know.
Peace & Love.
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