Day of the dead is about celebrating those who have passed on to the afterlife. As a Latina, I try to make my celebrations the best for my kids with what I have. Being in an area where resources are limited, leaves me to be as creative as I can get. This means my family does a lot of crafting. When possible I teach my kids to make crafts out of recycled materials.
Recently, the kids and I began to decorate our home for day of the dead and the kids and I created a super easy and fun banner. We usually just stick to small crafts to encourage conversation about our traditions but this was an opportunity to share more on important people in our family that have passed. Our banner was the perfect craft to talk and get creative for Day of the Dead. We wanted it to have a flare of our Mexican culture as well as a new and creative twist to the famous papel picado traditionally used in all Mexican celebrations.
With just a few materials you may already have in home, you too can make a Day of the Dead
Gathering materials we knew we had all the supplies already in home. Follow the tutorial it’s easy as 1-2-3!
Do you make crafty things with your kids for the holidays?
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