Try your hand at Mexican Folk Art this Hispanic Heritage Month for a cool and creative project.
- 6 x 9″ brown or tan paper (paper bags or craft paper works well as does construction paper)
- Black “Sharpie” marker
- Tempera paints in red, white, yellow, green and blue (to make regular tempera paint stand out against the brown paper, add a bit of white to the green, yellow and blue. It’ll brighten it just enough)
- Pour a small amount of paint on your paper plate and paint your small twig. Set it aside to dry completely. Wash off your paintbrush.
- Squeeze a line of glitter glue across your maple seeds and use your paint brush to cover your seeds with the glitter glue. Let the glitter glue dry completely.
- Once the paint on your twig is dry, use your tacky glue or a hot glue gun to glue your small black beads onto the end of your twig for the dragonfly eyes.
- Once your glitter glue is dry, use your tacky glue or a hot glue gun to attach your maple seed wings onto your dragonfly.
For additional ways to take this further, head to Deep Space Sparkle.