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