I stole this project from my brother. He is the art teacher across the river at the middle school. He also has sixth graders and we decided that aligning some of our projects would be a good idea, since all of our students merge in 7th grade. We did this project in the fall ( EEK- I have been bad at updating the website!). We talked about what day of the dead is, and then looked at the elaborate sugar skulls that are made for day of the dead in Mexico. Each student then made a paper mache non-sugar skull in art class. They formed the shape of a skull (harder than it seems!) out of newspaper and masking tape and then used paper mache, tissue paper, and acrylic paint to decorate their skulls. I love these- THANKS, LUKE!