Spooky Spiders & Scary Skulls Art Box
From creepy crawlies and gruesome ghosts to colourful spiders’ webs, there are many creative projects for children to get their fangs into. For inspiration, we take a look at Odilon Redon</span style=”font-weight: 400;”>, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo</span style=”font-weight: 400;”> focus on the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and Kusama</span style=”font-weight: 400;”>’s love of spots!
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What's the story behind Spooky Spiders & Scary Skulls?
Halloween is a celebration observed in many countries on the last day of October. It’s a great time for children’s artistic expression. Mexicans have a similar festival at about the same time each year which they call the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). But its roots go back to Aztec times. Friends and family dress up, decorate altars, and sing and dance in memory of their loved ones. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo particularly liked this celebration. Skulls appear frequently in her work; she even painted a full-size skeleton on top of her canopy bed and created an ofrenda (a decorated altar) at home in her ‘Blue House’ especially for the occasion.
What's inside the box?
3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions.
1 Leaflet introducing the theme and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What materials will I receive?
A set of 12 Water-paints
Tissue Paper Shapes
Wooden Hanging Bat
Any recommendations for this theme?
Bone Soup by Cambria Evans, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Funnybones by Allan and Janet Ahlberg, Puffin
Amelia Fang series by Laura Ellen Anderson, Egmon
Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.