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.
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.
Okay, I'm gonna make some stuff now! No kitty-cat tea cozies for this old crafts-lady, I'm gonna scare the pants off all my friends!Published 12 months ago by Jessica Salmonson
The Day of the Dead Crafts projects in the book are amazing and easy to do. The book is full of examples, instructions and patterns. I love it.Published 13 months ago by rackbar
I bought it for my students to use as a reference book. They enjoyed the pictures and it was easy for them to use. I wish it had more diverse projects.Published 13 months ago by Muffy
Lots of fun ideas and projects to do yourself or to share with your family. Shows how to make fun art pieces, as well as make things that are functional--your own Alter to Honor... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ana
This book is a wonderful crafting tome. The beauty in this book lies in that the instructions are clear and concise. Read morePublished 14 months ago by The Magic of M.R.
This is a lovely book, with great ideas. I checked it out at my library so many times, the only sensible thing to do was buy it. So, I did, and I will never regret it.Published 21 months ago by carolyn j thomas
Not only a gift for Christmas, but for years of fun. It arrived on time, was a gift and is well loved, thank you. We'll shop here again when needed.Published on December 26, 2012 by carmel reid
Not as good as I hoped; crafts not so well explained in where to get materials, as well as results looking pretty grade school.Published on December 18, 2012 by Queen Rabbit