Hispanic Heritage MonthJust a fun fact: Many people think that Mexico’s Independence Day is Cinco de Mayo but it’s actually on September 16th. Hispanic Heritage month runs from September 15th- October 15th. This month I will dedicate some of my crafts to celebrating the Hispanic Heritage which includes lots of countries. The term Hispanic or Latino, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
Mexican ArtHave you ever seen the Mexican Metal Tooling Art technique? The process of working a rounded tool on the back side of soft metal to create a beautiful piece of raised Mexican art is called Repujado. It’s absolutely lovely and every time I walk into a little shop with mirrors, crosses or jewelry, using this technique, I want to buy it all. Here are some examples of this Mexican art, created by artist, Moni Avila.
image via Pat’s Mexican Folk Art
Make Your own Mexican ArtYou will need:
- Foil baking pan or thick foil
- Permanent markers
- skewer or thin paint brush
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- Cultures and Heritage: Travel Around the World
- Here are ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo for kids.
- Color these festive Mexican flag coloring pages!
- We now have Spanish Number Flashcards for numbers 11-20.