Day of the Dead Sharpie Art

day-of-dead-sharpie-artTo make some super Day of the Dead Sharpie art, try coloring on aluminum foil. Besides the fact that that colors just glide on, the foil adds a richness to the color which is totally in keeping with the mood of the holiday. Celebrated in Mexico as a day to honor those who have passed on, Day of the Dead festivities are all about beautiful and happy colors.

I found this skull drawing coloring page online, and turned it into a light gray image. A pencil is used to press the artwork into the foil that is glued to heavier paper, and then filled with marker color.

• View and download Skull template

MATERIALS
• Copy paper
• Water color or card stock paper
• Masking tape
• Aluminum foil, heavy weight
• Glue stick
• Pencil
• Sharpie markers

DIRECTIONS
PREP: Print a Skull template for each student on copy paper.
To make a foil paper for each student, adhere a piece of aluminum foil to watercolor or card stock paper with a glue stick. Rub the each sheet carefully both horizontally and vertically with a glue stick to evenly cover the entire paper. Tear a sheet of foil that is slightly larger, press to the glue side and smooth. Trim the edges with a paper cutter. Tape a Skull template paper to the front of
1. Students use a pencil to trace the template art. It will leave an impression on the foil paper.
2. The template is removed and the art is filled in with Sharpie markers.

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