Eva Perry Day of the Dead Event 2012

Nine teens gathered at Eva Perry Library yesterday to learn about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  After sharing our previous knowledge about the event, we participated in authentic activities by making tissue paper flowers and sugar skulls.

Sugar Skulls: To make real sugar skulls, you have to mix ingredients together, make the skulls, and then let them dry.  Since our program was only an hour, we didn’t have that much time.  Instead, we improvised and used cookie dough.  The teens made the skulls with their hands or used the sugar skull mold.  Next they decorated them with icing.  Tradition says that you should write the name of your dead loved one on the skull and then eat it as you remember them.

Tissue Paper Flowers:  We used an in easy instructional sheet from Pinterest to make these flowers.

Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to the next event.  Join us on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. for weekly teen events.

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