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Day of the Dead

Skulls, Horseshoes, Parrots and Robots: Fall Teacher Tuesdays offer awesome classroom ideas
September 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

It’s officially fall, and I’d like to say the weather is cooling down and the leaves are turning bright and beautiful colors, but we live in Houston. So… no. Instead, I can tell you that we’ve been hard at work this summer developing fun, fast and hands-on activities for this year’s ExxonMobil Teacher Tuesdays. For adults […]

Educator How-To: Make your own Dia de los Muertos altar out of Altoids tins
October 1, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

If you have been following along, you might have noted that Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — is a favorite holiday for the Youth Education staffers. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 2. It is a time when Mexican families spend time at the cemetery, visiting […]

Sugar Skull How-To Part II: Royal icing’s not just for royals
October 30, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

When last we left you in the sweet lobotomies how-to, we had made the actual sugar skulls, let them dry and scooped the backs out.  In this post, you will learn how to make the icing used to decorate the skulls and cement them together. Materials: 2 pounds powdered sugar ½ cup meringue powder 2/3 […]

Sweet lobotomies: A sugar skull how-to for fellow craft addicts
October 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fall is a favorite time of year for many people in the Education Department. The summer rush is over, the weather has gone from sweltering to just hot and Dia De Los Muertos is approaching. When it comes to Day of the Dead crafts, some might say we have an addiction. But we don’t! We […]



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