Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mexican Tin Art


On Wednesday, September 27th, students celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with a Mexican folk art craft at lunch recess. Traditionally, Mexican tin art (also known as hojalata, lamina, or lata) can be stamped, punched, cut and painted to create artwork that is light and durable. Students created their own metal etchings using tooling metal and sharpies to create floral and heart patterns, as well as a Dia De Los Muertos skull. Other students also enjoyed coloring pictures of iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. 

Once a month, the Respect For All committee will host a recess craft in an effort to recognize different cultures and traditions. Mark your calendars for October 18th! Mustangs will be able to participate in a clay craft celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights known as Diwali. 

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Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped prepare the materials beforehand and those that facilitated the festive activities at recess! Be sure to check out some student samples on the front office window next to the Respect For All display case. If you'd like to help the Respect for All committee, please contact Kate Dearstyne at or Aileen Townsend at

Approved by Katy Sheyka