Day of the Dead sugar skulls

Fourth graders enjoyed learning about a traditional Mexican celebration held in early November known as Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos.  This day celebrates people who have passed away, and it’s a joyful event filled with parades, colors, and flowers. We focused on the symmetry exhibited in sugar skulls, and students created their own fantastically designed skulls using color, contrast, and symmetry. The final touch was adding a marigold or two, which is a traditional flower used on this day.