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Day of the Dead Crafts: More than 24 Projects that Celebrate Dia de los Muertos Paperback – August 1, 2008
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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 maché, 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 décor
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.
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
There are brilliant pictures that can be both instructional and wonderful for inspiration. The actual projects have step by step pictures and text, as well as extra information for fixing 'mistakes' or enhancing the overall creation. The best projects will take time and patience, but the outcome is well worth the work.
folk art, I'll be able to display them in my house all year round,not just in the fall. I'm working on my first calavera (skeleton guy) and
plan to make as many of the jewelry projects as I can and give them to
friends as gifts. I'm no great crafter. Why hasn't anybody published a book on Day of the Dead crafts before this? I can't imagine!
My family creates memorial alters each Day of the Dead for family members who have past away. It is a time of remembrance and getting in touch with your family roots.Young children can hear stories and help with these fun crafts which remind us that our family members who have past on are only a thought away and craft project away. I give this book my highest recommendation. Have fun!
I was hoping for directions on more challenging projects, larger photos of the items that do not have directions, or more design ideas to use as embellishment on the projects provided. (The template section at the end is relatively short.)
I'll keep this book on my craft shelf for ideas, but I'm going to keep looking for additional books to use as source material.
Before reading this book I knew nothing about the history, symbolism and tradition of the Day of the Dead. I now have basic knowledge of this celebration that was taught in an easy to read format mixed with unique fun projects.
This book has ideas for clay sculptures, plaster skulls, paper mache masks, altars, memorials, jewelry and more. Something for every crafter!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of easy as well as advanced projects. Easy to add your own personal touch to most of them. Beautiful projects!Published 2 months ago by Beverly Guthrie
Great book with vocabulary. It explains the origin, great traditional crafts and ect. Picture quality is great too.Published 5 months ago by Magdalena Grzybowski
My daughter and I are having a blast with all of the crafts in this book, the directions for each project are very detailed and so easy to follow!Published 6 months ago by Angela Jimenez
We had so much fun making these crafts and learning about this holiday..... received it very fast!Published 7 months ago by Nikki J Antonucci
Very dissapointed in this craft book. I was hoping to find traditional Dia de los Muertos crafts but its more like a picture book of other peoples art and altars in and around the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maritza Benitez