Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Coloring and Collage Activity
I made the Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Coloring and Collage Activity in 2021, as a way to encourage people to take time to reflect and be creative during the height of the pandemic. It was designed to honor those we have lost through coloring sheets, an accessible format that provides participants with a guide while encouraging creative freedom. There is room for personalization and participants are encouraged to add photos or drawings of whomever they wish to honor.
Día de los Muertos is the time to remember those who have passed and creating altars in honor of the dead helps keep their memory alive. It also helps us to celebrate their lives and process mourning. Art has the power to help one heal, reflect, and creates connection. If there is someone you would like to honor, download the kit and create your own collage or paper altar.
Share this project with your children, teachers, and teaching artists. Share your creations with the artist by emailing Stephanie photos of your work at Eastlosluv [at] gmail.com.
Check out the various examples that use the coloring sheets in different formats below.
I have been creating intentional coloring and collage activities to share with others in an effort to demystify the art-making process and encourage participants to take a moment to be creative. I believe creativity and self-reflection promote healing, wellness, and gratitude. This body of work has been made available to the public free of cost, and many of the workshops I hold are on a volunteer basis.
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