As you’ve seen from the pictures in our article ¡Viva el Dia de los Muertos! (see previous post for download) el Día de los Muertos is not only a celebration to remember and honor dead relatives, it also has a long tradition of simple handmade decorations.
On the Day of the Dead Mexicans decorate their homes with special altars, creating offerings, figurines and special food.
To help students get into the swing of creating Day-of-the-Dead-crafts we’ve uploaded here two videos showing how to make Paper Flowers and Paper Fringes by Chantal, our Latin American web editor who really has made these for special occasions ever since she was a little girl in Guatemala. And so that you feel, the kids have learnt something language-wise too we’ve also created a worksheet to go with the two videos. Enjoy!
Do you do craft activities in your MFL classroom? Which? Have you got pictures? Please share.