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For decades, artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico have carved and painted bright, fanciful animal creatures known as Alebrijes. These creations stand out for their detailed paint finishes; these are accomplished by repeating dots, lines, and geometric motifs with small implements.
Your little one can ignite her creativity by designing her own version of an alebrije, making it slightly easier to work with by substituting sculpted clay for carved wood. Constructing a three-dimensional fantasy creature will give your child a chance to unleash her imagination as she develops important fine motor skills.