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Paper mâché skull painting kit – big

A wonderful gift to bring out the inner artist in every child, while teaching them some wonderful Mexican traditions

2 papier-mâché figure

10 color paints

4 brushes

History of the tradition of the day of the dead

$65.00 inc. of tax

In stock

Description

In this kit you will find an authentic figurine made of paper mâché and cardboard, that you can use as decoration (hang it wherever you want, in your bag, in your car, in your room), you will also find colour paints, brushes, embellishments that can be glued on such as flowers and butterflies.  Each paper mâché skull measures 12 x 8 cm

We’ve also included some information on the Day of the Dead and the story behind these creations.

Paper mâché was brought to Mexico by the French in during the reign of the Emperor Maximilian. While Abraham Lincoln was fighting the Civil War, Maximilian was introducing Mexico to everything French. A little town close to Mexico City was the cradle of all papier mâché – Celeya – and remains so today. They made papier mâché masks, toys & dolls for the poorer folks that couldn’t afford European imported goods. These popular, colorful folk art pieces spread into homes & festivals in all parts of Mexico, and their durability has made them last throughout the ages – even Diego Rivera had papier mâché filling his painting studio (and Frida Kahlo posed for a photo holding a big sugar skull from her hospital bed).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg
Dimensions12 × 12 × 21 cm

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