Paper Mache Alebrije Project (DIY Kit)

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Paper Mache Alebrije Project (DIY Kit)

Create your own Alebrije creature using paper mache. This is a fun project where you can use your imagination to create colorful imaginary creatures. All materials included. Recommended for the entire family. Kits will be distributed on a first come first served basis at El Gabilan Library on Friday, October 23 from 12PM-4PM.

What is an Alebrije?

Alebrijes are colorful imaginary creatures created from different parts of various animals, you may have seen them in the movie Coco. This folk art originated around the 1930s by an artisan named Pedro Linares who specialized in making piñatas and carnival masks from cartoneria, a kind of paper mache.

Materials Included:

·       Aluminum wire

·       Newspapers strips

·       Cardstock

·       Glue

·       Tape

·       Paintbrush

·       Acrylic paint: (Black, Blue Red, White & Yellow)

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