Multicultural Crafts to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage This Month-MainPhoto

Family Trip to Puerto Rico-MainPhoto

One of the most popular crafts in Puerto Rico is the making of the caretas, or papier-maché masks frequently worn by vejigantes (costumed characters) in Puerto Rican festivals. The masks are usually brightly colored and sport one or more horns. Hands on Crafts for Kids has good instructions for a careta craft. And to supplement the craft, check out Lulu Delacre’s beautiful children’s book, Vejigante Masquerader.