A taste of.......making musical instruments and carnival costumes
In preparation for our carnival time create your own musical instruments and costume for you to wear when you perform your own musical accompaniment and dance routine.
Have a go at making.....
1. maracas and/or pan pipes
Have a go at making a...... Guatemalan Worry Doll
In these difficult times looking after our mental health is incredibly important.
Can you create your own Guatemalan worry doll
Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries.
The story of the worry doll is a local Mayan legend. The origin of the Muñeca quitapena refers to a Mayan princess named Ixmucane. The princess received a special gift from the sun god that allowed her to solve any problem a human could worry about. The worry doll represents the princess and her wisdom.
Craft: weaving using natural materials A “god’s eye” or ojo de dios” is a traditional South American spiritual weaving.
Make an easy God’s Eye Craft, also known as Ojo de Dios (oh-ho-day-DEE-ohs), with yarn, sticks, and scissors. The technique is simple, materials are basic, they’re fun to make, and kids learn an easy weaving technique along the way.
God’s eyes, originally come from the Huichol people of Central Northwest Mexico, were created as protective and spiritual symbols that helped them connect more deeply to the natural world.