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Day of the Dead Crafts: More Than 24 Projects That Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

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Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Day of the Dead honors the memory of departed souls, welcoming them back to celebrate the best of life. Families decorate grave sites with marigolds and set up stunning altars. Streets flutter with paper banners. Store windows glisten with sugar skulls. Skeleton figures grin rakishly from every corner. Day of the Dead Crafts is filled with dozens of terrific projects that allow you to participate in the excitement of the holiday while expressing your own creativity. You'll enjoy showcasing these unique, fun, and meaningful projects throughout the year.

Inside you'll find step-by-step instructions, ideas, and inspiration for a wide range of projects, including:

  • Calaveras, those comical and clever skeleton figures caught in the act of enjoying life's favorite activities
  • Masks and skulls made from paper mache, gourds, and even sugar
  • A meaningful and artistic ofrenda, or altar, to honor those who have passed
  • Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more to wear day or night
  • Pieces guaranteed to liven up any decor

Colorful, whimsical, and often dramatic, Day of the Dead art is steeped in rich history and symbolism. The projects in Day of the Dead Crafts honor the traditional, while taking advantage of today's materials for a fresh and exciting twist.

Synopsis:

Packed with colorful photos, this how-to appeals to crafters of all heritages and skill levels. The unique, fun, and meaningful projects include sugar skulls, candles, altars, paper banners, jewelry, albums, cards, and skeletons.John Wiley & Sons

Synopsis:

Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Day of the Dead honors the memory of departed souls, welcoming them back to celebrate the best of life. Families decorate grave sites with marigolds and set up stunning altars. Streets flutter with paper banners. Store windows glisten with sugar skulls. Skeleton figures grin rakishly from every corner. Day of the Dead Crafts is filled with dozens of terrific projects that allow you to participate in the excitement of the holiday while expressing your own creativity. You'll enjoy showcasing these unique, fun, and meaningful projects throughout the year.

Inside you'll find step-by-step instructions, ideas, and inspiration for a wide range of projects, including:

  • Calaveras, those comical and clever skeleton figures caught in the act of enjoying life's favorite activities
  • Masks and skulls made from paper mache, gourds, and even sugar
  • A meaningful and artistic ofrenda, or altar, to honor those who have passed
  • Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more to wear day or night
  • Pieces guaranteed to liven up any decor

Colorful, whimsical, and often dramatic, Day of the Dead art is steeped in rich history and symbolism. The projects in Day of the Dead Crafts honor the traditional, while taking advantage of today's materials for a fresh and exciting twist.

Synopsis:

Day of the Dead Crafts: More Than 24 Projects to Celebrate el Día de los Muertos will be packed with colorful photos making it appealing to crafters of all heritages and skill levels.  It will included projects such as sugar skulls, candles, altars, paper banners, jewelry, albums, cards, and skeletons.

About the Author

Kerry Arquette, fi rst published at age thirteen, has work featured in Seventeen, Good houskeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal and other popular magazines. She has authored more than a dozen books, including Daddy Promises and her award-winning children’s picture book What Did You Do Today? She is a cofounder of Cantata Books Inc.

Andrea Zocchi, cofounder of Cantata Books, Inc., was an art director for a large design and how-to book and magazine publisher. Multitalented and versatile, he has worked as a graphic designer, freelance photogrpher, director of a foreign studies program, sales manager, and farmhand.

Jerry Vigil, a self-taught Chicano artist, has carved bultos and retablos since 1998. Known in his hometown of Denver as the “Dean of the Dead,” he is a high-profi le art activist and instructor whose work has appeared in dozens of local and national exhibits and competitions as well as numerous publications. His signature calaveras are a distinctly vibrant blue.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Th e History of the Day of the Dead.

Ofrendas: Altars to Welcome Returning Souls.

What is Your Ofrenda Style?

Prepare an Ofrenda.

Optional Extras.

Ofrenda Themes.

Create a Unique Memorial.

Calaveras: Skeletons With Personality.

Clay Calaveras Span the Spectrum.

Who Will Your Calavera Be?

Clay Calavera.

Dressed Male Calavera.

Dressed Female Calavera.

Detailed Male Calavera.

Detailed Female Calavera.

Beyond Clay Calaveras.

Paper Calavera.

Decorative Nichos.

Collage a Nicho.

Masks and Skulls: Decorative Pieces to Display or Wear.

Open Your Mind to the Possibilities.

Paper Mach?? Mask.

Paint Your Mask or Skull.

Decorate Your Mask or Skull.

Wood Burn a Gourd Mask.

Photo-Collaged Mask.

Tasty Sugar Skulls.

Jewelry: Necklaces, Earrings & Bracelets.

From Sophisticated to Silly.

Heritage Memory Necklace.

Microscope Slide Earrings.

Marigold Beaded Necklace.

Th ree Original Charms.

Fabric Jewelry.

Marigold and Skull Pendant.

Uncultured Pearl Earrings.

Photo Transfer Necklace.

Home D??cor: Stunning Decorations for Your Home.

Bring Your Home to Life.

Design a Papel Picado.

Papel Picado Lampshade.

Day of the Dead Printmaking.

Studentsa?? Interpretations.

Puzzle-Pieced Composition.

Wall-Mounted Candleholder.

Creating With Puff Paint.

Colorful Puff -Paint Creations.

Painting on Glass.

Building Skeleton Puppets.

Patterns.

Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470258293
Author:
Vigil, Jerry
Publisher:
Wiley (TP)
Author:
Zocchi, Andrea
Author:
Arquette, Kerry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Seasonal
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Day of the Dead crafts, Mexican crafts, Mexican crafting, holiday crafts, Dia de los Muertos crafts
Subject:
Mexican crafts
Subject:
Mexican crafting
Subject:
Holiday crafts
Subject:
Dia de los Muertos crafts
Subject:
Crafts-Theme Crafts
Subject:
Hobbies & Crafts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.98 x 9.02 x 0.39 in

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"Synopsis" by , Packed with colorful photos, this how-to appeals to crafters of all heritages and skill levels. The unique, fun, and meaningful projects include sugar skulls, candles, altars, paper banners, jewelry, albums, cards, and skeletons.John Wiley & Sons
"Synopsis" by , Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Day of the Dead honors the memory of departed souls, welcoming them back to celebrate the best of life. Families decorate grave sites with marigolds and set up stunning altars. Streets flutter with paper banners. Store windows glisten with sugar skulls. Skeleton figures grin rakishly from every corner. Day of the Dead Crafts is filled with dozens of terrific projects that allow you to participate in the excitement of the holiday while expressing your own creativity. You'll enjoy showcasing these unique, fun, and meaningful projects throughout the year.

Inside you'll find step-by-step instructions, ideas, and inspiration for a wide range of projects, including:

  • Calaveras, those comical and clever skeleton figures caught in the act of enjoying life's favorite activities
  • Masks and skulls made from paper mache, gourds, and even sugar
  • A meaningful and artistic ofrenda, or altar, to honor those who have passed
  • Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more to wear day or night
  • Pieces guaranteed to liven up any decor

Colorful, whimsical, and often dramatic, Day of the Dead art is steeped in rich history and symbolism. The projects in Day of the Dead Crafts honor the traditional, while taking advantage of today's materials for a fresh and exciting twist.

"Synopsis" by , Day of the Dead Crafts: More Than 24 Projects to Celebrate el Día de los Muertos will be packed with colorful photos making it appealing to crafters of all heritages and skill levels.  It will included projects such as sugar skulls, candles, altars, paper banners, jewelry, albums, cards, and skeletons.
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