Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mexican Animalitos

Mexican Animalitos
5th grade "traveled" to Mexico earlier this year and learned about Oaxacan wood carvers and their beautiful and whimsical animal carvings.   These remarkable wood carvings are also known as alebrijes for their similarity with the fantastic paper creatures made in Mexico City.  

We made ours out of air-dry clay. And painted them with acrylics.  I absolutely love how they turned out!  I wanted to keep many of them for my own.  If you want to see some of the real things, click here.  One day, I plan on owning one of these beauties! 
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