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2 In 3rd grade/ 4th grade/ 5th grade/ Art of Mexico/ Color/ Folk Art/ Mixed Media

Mexican Mirrors

desktop1We love creating a Mexican Marketplace in our school and including different items sold at the marketplace.  Decorative mirrors are commonly found in Mexico at the marketplace and are usually made from tin with a mirror in the middle. My 4th grade students did a fantastic job creating radial designs on their folk art mirrors inspired by the ones sold at the market. Totally terrific! Totally fun!

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1. Use 12″ x 12″ construction paper and a pencil, create a large circle or use a circle template. With a smaller circle template, we used a small paper plate, trace another circle inside the large circle. Add fun patterns around the circles.

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2. Outline with a sharpie and color in the shapes with Crayola’s construction paper crayons. Make sure to fill in the shapes completely.

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3. To make a mirror, use the silver side of 3″ x 3″ copper tooling and create patterns with a stylus or a pencil. Make sure you have a newspaper under the foil to pop the designs outward on the foil.

4. Glue down the mirror with tacky glue, then add sequins.

Display together or separately.

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Keep on Creating!

Laura

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Darla Kendrick
    October 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    If copper tooling isn’t available. would aluminum foil be a suitable substitute?

    • Reply
      Laura
      October 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Yes, I would purchase the heavy duty foil. 🙂

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