PAPER BAG OR FABRIC PONCHO
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Level: Primary Junior
Grades: K-5 | Age: 5-11yrs | Written by:
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For Cinco de Mayo on May 5th (or any day of the year), have yourself a special day complete with Mexican food and Mexican clothes like brightly colored ponchos. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Students can make a poncho out of a paper bag or piece of fabric.
What You Need (Paper Bag Poncho):
What You Do (Paper Bag Poncho):
- Large Paper Grocery Bags
- Bright markers
- Paint brushes and water
What You Need (Fabric Poncho):
- Cut a hole in a paper bag so that your or your child's head can fit through.
- Cut slits up both sides of the bag.
- Decorate the paper bag poncho with brightly colored markers or paints or crayons.
- Try a waterpaint wash technique, whereby you draw on the paper with crayons and paint a light wash of paint overtop.
- You can also glue bits of fabric scraps onto the paper bag as well.
- Have a look at some real ponchos for inspiration.
What You Do (Fabric Poncho):
- 3 ft square of blanket or heavy fabric or old bed sheets
- waterproof fabric makers
- Fold the fabric in half.
- Cut a v-shaped slit in the middle of the fold. The slit should be large
enough to let your head push through it.
- Cut fringes at the bottom of the poncho.
- Draw geometric designs on the bottom edge.
What is Cinco de Mayo?
A nice informative page.
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