Paper Mache Sugar Skulls

This two part project, builds on previous knowledge of the human skeleton and day of the dead while introducing new ideas through a hands on sculpture based project. Creating a base skull form from newspaper and masking tape, students then tear and add paper mache strips to refine the shape. A hook or wire is added with a label for the student's name. Skulls are left to dry 4-5 days then are spray painted (by the instructor) with a white base. Using sharpie markers, tissue paper, sequins and yarn students complete the transformation into Sugar Skulls.Connects to social studies standards and cultural awareness.