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Cinco de Mayo!

Spanish for "fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo, according to Wikipedia, commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

The holiday is not celebrated widely in Mexico as a whole, Wikipedia says, but is observed in the U.S. as a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride.

A favorite theme of Mexican American art has always been the sun. So, here, to celebrate, we are making a handprint sun.

You will need yellow paper, white glue, a pencil, a paper plate and scissors.

Picture 1 - Supplies

Trace your child’s or children’s hands onto yellow paper (if you want to hang this outside, you can use craft foam - make sure to use a hot glue gun to glue your sun together).

You will need many hands! I used eight for my sun.

Next, use the plate to make a big circle. Now, glue the hands in a circular pattern. I added eyes and a smile to mine but you can do what ever you would like on yours. Mine will hang on a tree in the yard.

Picture 2 - Finished sun

Now put on your favorite Mexican music and dance with your sun. When you are done you can make tortilla cookies and have ice cream to cool down.

Tortilla cinnamon toast

Start with a 10-inch round tortilla

Butter

Cinnamon and sugar

Picture 3 - Ingredients

Spread a thin layer of butter on a tortilla and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place on top of a cookie sheet covered with foil.

Picture 4 - Sugared tortilla

Place the tortillas under the broiler for a minute until lightly toasted

Picture 5 - Lightly toasted

It should be browned but not burnt; the sugar will caramelize with the butter

Picture 6 - Perfect!

While warm, cut into wedges and serve plain or with ice cream

 

 

 

 

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