gallamore west: El Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

El Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

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With one of our four boys in a Spanish Immersion program at school, we are always learning about new traditions celebrated around the world, especially in Latin America.  Right now, he is learning all about El Dia de Los Muertos.  The former teacher in me can't help but bring the learning he does at school into our daily life at home!  So today we celebrated our loved ones who have passed away by doing some fun crafts with new Neon Sharpies, while enjoying special cupcakes and sharing stories and special memories.


NEW Sharpies Fine Point Neon Markers are available at select Target stores in a fun 5 pack, and right now there's a coupon for a $1 off of them for you too!  

Seriously Friends, Target + Sharpies + a coupon... 
are you already running out the door to Target?!  I sure did!

We did three fun projects today with our Neon Sharpies. Our main project was to decorate these paper mache masks.  Sharpies are my #1 choice for crafting projects with my boys because the tip is durable, they don't smear, and they are non-toxic so they are safe for my little ones to use.


First we painted paper mache masks white and let them dry.


While they were drying, we decorated little skulls to hang from the ceiling fan using NEW Sharpies Fine Point Neon Markers.  Another reason that Sharpies are my absolute favorite pens to use for crafting is because they produce such bright, vibrant colors with bold lines.  The fine tip is awesome for keeping those colors inside the lines.


 These NEW Sharpies Fine Point Neon Markers are also amazing because not only are they are so bright and colorful in regular daylight, but for even more fun, they glow fluorescent when under a black light!  I don't have a black light, but I think my boys would go crazy for that!


Jake's our little Spanish Immersion boy and I love seeing him take the lead when we do projects at home where he is our household "expert."  He decorated a print out of an El Dia de Los Muertos flag using Neon Sharpies.


He was so excited with his bright, vivid picture that he's bringing it to school tomorrow to show his teacher!  


Once our paper mache masks were done drying, the boys outlined them with a black Sharpie.


Then they used our NEW Sharpie Fine Point Neon Markers to fill in the details on their masks. 


Because Sharpies are made with AP Certified non-toxic ink that is water, smear and fade-resistant, even our little guys could easily get involved.


Oh, that little face... how I love my baby blogging assistant!  


After decorating their masks, they had a little fun playing around with them!  Here's Luke... he's almost 3 and I love how he decorated his mask.


After finishing our projects, we enjoyed cupcakes surrounding red roses, a symbol of love on El Dia de Los Muertos.  That old espresso can was used as our vase because it was filled with coins and given to our oldest son by his Great Grandfather. The boys keep it on their dresser and we use it from time to time for different occasions, and every time we do we are filled to the brim with beautiful memories of my Grandpa, my boys Great Grandpa, who passed away almost 2 years ago {tears fill my eyes still every time I think of him}.




We also shared photo books, pictures, stories, and family pedigree charts to honor our loved ones during our El Dia de Los Muertos celebration.



Looking for a fun, easy, affordable way to create fun memories with your kids too?  Pick up a 5-pack of NEW Sharpies Fine Point Neon Markers from Target with your $1 off coupon (available while supplies last) and spend an afternoon getting crafty with your kiddos! 


Who doesn't love Sharpie?  Visit them online for great project ideas and inspiration!

Want more El Dia de Los Muertos ideas?  Here's my Pinterest board with more.


3 comments:

Xenia Galaviz said...

I appreciate that you teach culture with your boys and shared a special Dia de los Muertos craft! :)

Dariela Cruz said...

How cool! We did lots of día de muertos crafts too and we just came back from the school día de Los muertos festival! So NICE to meet you! Maybe I get to see you in person son at some point ;) Btw, our school is Longfellow, which is yours?

Dariela Cruz said...

How cool! We did lots of día de muertos crafts too and we just came back from the school día de Los muertos festival! So NICE to meet you! Maybe I get to see you in person son at some point ;) Btw, our school is Longfellow, which is yours?

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