Spanish Dancers!

This fun Cinco de Mayo project is a perfect activity for kids.  We used kid’s photos to make them into fun Spanish dancers.  Don’t forget to check out our other Kidfunideas Cinco de Mayo projects too.

 

What you'll need:

  • Spanish Dancer printout

  • Standard size popsicle stick

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • 9 x 12” Piece of blue construction paper or cardstock

  • Scrap of blue cardstock

  • Glue stick

  • 2 ruffled basket coffee filters

  • Watercolors or markers

  • Child’s photo

  • Optional: Laminator

 

 

How to make it:

 

  1. Print out a child’s photo with the head size proportionate to the dancer’s body.  Trim away the background leaving just the head and hair.   Paste the photo head onto the dancer’s body and use crayons, markers or colored pencils to color in the dancer’s upper body.  Trim out the body and mount on cardstock trimming away the excess.  Optional:  Laminate for extra strength & trim away excess lamination.  Tape your Popsicle stick to the back of your dancer.

  2. Place your dancer on your blue background paper and use a pencil to make a mark on the paper.  Cut a 1/2” slit in the paper on that mark. You will be inserting the dancer body attached to the Popsicle stick into this slot.

  3. For the dancer’s skirt:  Take two ruffled basket style coffee filters and use markers or watercolors to paint them.  When they are dry, fold them in half.  Take one and fold in each end to match it to the length of the dancer’s waist.  Glue the filter fold sides down below the slit in the paper just under the dancer’s waist.  Take the second coffee filter and glue or tape in just under the first filter. 

  4.  

To move your dancer, move the Popsicle stick in the back of the picture. Ole!

 

 

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