Contructed from recycled wood scraps, families assembled their table/altar and began the process of creating mini-offerings like fruits and vegetables, cakes and pies, pan de muerto (bread of the dead), flowers, and other details. Using skulls and skeletons to enhance the altar, families explored many different combinations, making each altar so unique.
These sisters worked side by side making great pieces; notice the mini-papel picado hanging under the left altar, requiring patience and skill with scissors.
Using wood scraps, thread spools, and other recycled and reclaimed materials, the altars came alive…and the skeletons were dancing!
These mother-daughter altar pieces were award winning! Can you see the wine bottle, newspaper, and the bounty of fruits and vegetables? These are no ready-made Costco deli platters!