Friday, October 31, 2014

Hispanic Themed Halloween Costumes

If you're looking for some cool Hispanic-themed Halloween costumes, look no further! Try some of these ideas:

Famous Mexican Characters:


Characters from El Chavo del Ocho

La India Maria

A Loteria Card or Character

Historical Figures

Emiliano Zapata

Pancho Villa

And of course, a beautiful Day of the Dead mask or painted face is always lovely to look at, and some places, such as Wal-Mart, have full costumes and accessories!

Feliz dia de brujas!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sock Creatures

The idea for this little guy is from Fun with Fabric by Annalees Lim.

Google Eyes
Pipe Cleaner

I found the Halloween socks and ribbon (and the Halloween eraser he's holding) in the Target dollar section.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month

These are great books if you are looking for crafts for Hispanic Heritage month, or to study world cultures, ancient civilizations such as the Aztec and Inca, or to celebrate holidays such as Dia de los Muertos or Cinco de Mayo.

25 Latino Craft Projects
Ana-Elba Pavon, Diana Borrego

Hispanic-American Crafts Kids Can Do!
Fay Robinson

Manualidades con cilindros de cartón
Bernadette Theulet-Luzié

Multicultural Art Activities: From the Cultures of Africa, Asia and North America
Darlene Ritter

This fall I am doing two bilingual story times and for the first time I will be adding on a craft at the end which I am very excited about.

The first craft will be a shaker made out of a toilet paper roll. Kids can put masking tape on one end, put in a little rice, cover the other end with masking tape, and then cover the roll with a colorful paper that they can pick out of a bunch I printed out. This is the example I created along with some of the colorful papers in the background.

The second story will take place at the beginning of November, so I thought a great craft would be a paper sugar skull mask. I found this awesome template over at (sadly it looks like it's a little more difficult to find now).

Happy crafting!