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Mexican Day Of The Dead

Decorated sugar skulls

Sun 31 Oct, 11am – 5pm
INTRA, 337-341 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1DA
Activities £1-£9 each
No pre-bookings

Honour lost loved ones by decorating a sugar skull or lantern shrine jar to take home, print a tote bag with skull and flower designs, cut colourful papel picado hanging banners from tissue paper, decorate a skull mask or choose other creative activities in this day inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Prices are between £1 and £9 depending on the activities chosen. See photos below to get an idea of the things we’ll be making.

We will be limiting numbers in the workspace, so if all the activities are full when you arrive, we’ll give you a timed ticket so you can return a little later. If it gets very busy and all the timed slots fill up on the day, we’ll post on Instagram and Facebook to let everyone know.

Age ranges
In the past we’ve had a really wide range of ages taking part of all generations, but there will be sharp tools around and materials that very little ones should not put in their mouths etc. So where under 7s take part, they’ll need constant one to one help from an accompanying adult, and over 7s should have an adult on hand where they need to cut out, and use hot glue or shrink plastic etc. We’ll have volunteers to give instructions and help where we can.

Children as young as 3 years have managed to take part if given lots of help with things like screen printing on bags. They’ve also managed making little decorated luggage label ‘shrine tags’ in memory of a beloved family member or pet who has passed on. You just have to choose bits and stick them on. The same for the skull masks, if you can stick on stickers you can do that activity. Making jewellery, cutting tin decorations, and the papel picado banners are more suited to older participants who can work safely with sharp tools.

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