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25 Latino craft projects
Pavon, Ana-Elba.
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2003.
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ix, 80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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Z718.2.U6 P38 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The easy-to-organize projects in this book are arranged around important Latino holidays and are inspired by Artesenias (Latino folk art) traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Library Journal Review

Two California children's services librarians offer step-by-step guidance, along with detailed instructions and photographs, for 25 crafts projects that revolve around Latino holidays (Cinco de Mayo, Hispanic Heritage Month, Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, and Christmas/Navidad) and are inspired by (mostly Mexican) folk traditions. The projects include masks, cornhusk dolls, and pi$atas and require inexpensive, easy-to-find materials. Each chapter also includes suggested books to encourage children to read and additional activities for families.-WWW (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

A good resource to have on hand to help support multicultural curriculum programming. Following an excellent chapter on planning, the projects are organized around important Latino holidays and are inspired by artesenias (Latino folk art) traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. For each celebration, there is a suggested program for preschoolers, after-schoolers, and families; each program incorporates the craft with songs, poems, and books. Activities include making pinatas, paper flowers, sweet tamales, and salsa. Each project includes a brief background, supplies needed, clear instructions, and recommended books to round out the activity. Each chapter ends with a list of additional songs and poems. Black-and-white photos accompany some of the instructions. The annotated bibliography is an excellent source to refer to when deciding which other books to use to round out a storytime/craft program.-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Glossaryp. ix
1 Latino Craft Programming and Planningp. 1
Craft Programmingp. 1
Craft Planningp. 2
Using Recommended Books and Activitiesp. 3
2 Day of the Child/Day of the Book/Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros: April 30p. 5
Preschool Program: Straw Streamersp. 6
After-School Program: Cascaronesp. 6
Family Program: Family Codicep. 7
Family Program: Paper Beadsp. 8
Activitiesp. 10
3 Fifth of May/Cinco de Mayo: May 5p. 12
Preschool Program: Chiles on a Stringp. 13
After-School Program: Chile Pepper Magnetp. 13
After-School Program: Tin Artp. 14
Family Program: Oaxacan Sunp. 18
Family Program: Making Gorditasp. 19
Activitiesp. 19
4 Hispanic Heritage Month/Mes de la Herencia Hispana: September 15-October 15p. 21
Preschool Programs: Flagsp. 21
Brazilp. 22
Chilep. 23
Costa Ricap. 24
El Salvadorp. 25
Guatemalap. 26
Hondurasp. 27
Mexicop. 28
Nicaraguap. 29
After-School Program: Corn Husk Dollsp. 30
Family Program: Incan Headdressp. 32
Family Program: Incan Headbandp. 34
Activitiesp. 35
5 Day(s) of the Dead/Dia(s) de los Muertos: November 1 and 2p. 37
Preschool Program: Calavera Maskp. 38
After-School Program: Day of the Dead Skullp. 40
After-School Program: Day of the Dead Papel Picadop. 41
Family Program: Skeleton Puppetp. 44
Activitiesp. 44
6 Christmas/Navidadp. 48
Preschool Program: Christmas Treep. 49
Preschool Program: Three Kings Silhouettesp. 51
After-School Program: Ojos de Diosp. 54
Family Program: Farolitosp. 56
Family Program: Poinsettia Paper Flowersp. 57
Christmas Punch/Ponche Navideno Recipep. 57
Activitiesp. 58
7 Everyday Craftsp. 59
After-School Program: Paper Bag Pinatap. 59
After-School Program: Papier-Mache Balloon Pinatap. 62
Family Program: Paper Flowersp. 62
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower-Flavored Water) Recipep. 64
Sweet Tamales Recipep. 65
Salsa Recipep. 65
Activitiesp. 66
Appendix Engrudo and Migajon
Engrudo/Glue Recipep. 67
Migajon/Dough Recipep. 67
Bibliographyp. 69