06 Oct 4th Grade – Sugar Skulls with Black Glue & Chalk
I love teaching Day of the Dead! Sugar Skull are a favorite to make, I have taught them in many ways. This year I decided to make them BIG and with black glue. Maybe not the smoothest process, but the end results are great.
Day 1 – Students traced the large Sugar Skull pattern and added large designs with pencil. Then, outlined everything with black glue, (I mix 1/2 gallon of Elmers Glue All and 1 cup of India Ink – it takes for 100 students 1 gallon). These may need to have a fan on low on them over night. It was humid this fall, these took a whole day to dry.
Day 2 – Blending with chalk pastels. Once the chalk started to fly, the dust did cover the balck glue more than I expected, even with painting water on first. It helps control the dust and smudging, but I still thought they needed something else. So…
Day 3 – We Outlined them with black India Ink on top of the glue. It helped! They all look very finished and unique!