Dia De Los Muertos

Last Friday, November 2nd, our Makerspace was host to the celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" Day of the Dead, one of Mexico's most magical traditions. Students and guests nibbled on pan de muerto while experiencing all the sights and sounds of a Mexican celebration, a virtual reality tour to Mexico and a performance by Middle School Advanced Theatre students.

Mr. Andres Lopez and his dedicated team worked together to create and oversee several Makerspace activities including:

  • Designing, printing and painting 3D Sugar Skulls
  • Writing poetry
  • Bringing to life the popular Cempasuchil (marigold) flower
  • Skull decorations using a variety of materials including Osmos, LED's and circuits
  • Creativity and imagination with Lego altars

The festival was a collective Faith Family effort – theater students performed and provided lighting, editing students filmed footage for a video, and photography students took photographs, which will soon be part of a "best photo" contest. Over 300 students participated in the interactive event, which delighted students and parents alike.

Day of the Dead performance

Students building with legos

Students assembling a circuit

Day of the Dead altar

Day of the Dead display

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