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Papel Picado

Third graders created brilliant tissue paper banners as part of their study of Mexican art.  A rainbow of authentic Mexican papel picados was strung above the chalkboard.  We noted the variety of shapes that pierced each piece.  Students folded a large sheet of tissue 4 times, and then cut interesting shapes from the sides, bottom, and along the folds.

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Sombreros

These festive second grade sombreros were done as part of our celebration of Mexican art.  Students used bright tempera on colorful 18″ x 24″ paper.  Painted Paper Blog was the inspiration for this lesson.

Mexican Coco Suns

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Mexican coco suns inspired these 4th grade sculptures.  The suns were constructed by combining  paper bowls with trimmed pizza rounds.   Color was added by adhering bits of brightly colored tissue paper with Mod Podge.  Permanent markers and paint pens were used for details.