Sunday, October 30, 2011

November 1 is the Day of the Dead

In Mexico, November 1 is called the Day of the Dead.  This enchanting "Talking Skeleton Puppet" is easy to make. I designed it for our October library program.  It is fun to make the puppet, then dress it like the wonderful costumed skeletons you'd see in market places throughout Mexico. Here's a link for teacher info and downloads for kids about the Day of the Dead, Or Dia De Los Muertos:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photos from the Gillespie Library Visit

Here is a great photo from the Adventures program @ the Gillespie Public Library.  I've been working with these kids from Gillespie for a few years. We always have a good time.

This session was special because we created an adaptation of a costume from my new book, How to Create Spectacular Halloween Costumes. Our "Pirate Skeleton Body Puppets" are a variation of "The Shadow of Death" costume from page 10 and 11 in my book. Check out other pictures on my website: www.louannmattesbrown.com

Here is the cover of my book, release by Capstone in January 2011. To order click this URL:
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