Oct 20, 2011

“Day of the Dead” Skull Pattern Drawing

 
Day of the Dead is also known as All Souls Day, and is celebrated in Mexico to pray for and remember friends and family members that have passed away. I love the Halloween-type subject matter without all the creepiness that is usually attached.
PREP: Print out a skull template, which you can download HERE.
1. Students fold the printed skull paper, and cut on the solid lines. The eyes and nose are cut out as well. When complete, the skull is placed on a sheet of black paper and traced in pencil. I like the good, black 8.5" x 11" scrapbook paper that you can find at JoAnn’s and Michael’s.
2. Using metallic markers, such as the Prang type shown HERE, have the students draw lots of round shapes that go around the inside edge of the skull and outside of the eyes and nose. Lastly, the inside of the skull is filled in. Limiting the shapes to round instead of square or random keeps a decorative look overall, which is the goal.
This skull was drawn by a talented 3rd grader. Thanks so much for letting me share your art Leanette!

5 comments:

Denise Livingston said...

LOVE IT!!

Stephanie said...

I love it! I'm snagging this for our Day of the Dead study.

Tanya said...

This is so creative and visually compelling. I showed this to my girls and they immediatly wanted to give it a whirl. Thanks for the great idea.

Elizabeth said...

Great Project!

Mr. a-go-go said...

this is fantastic! a third grader? love it! your blog is wonderful. thank you for sharing!

~jessica