Retablos are folk art used in Latin American communities that usually depict iconography from traditional Catholic Church art. These devotional paintings are often created on small pieces of tin or wood and are hand-painted. Sometimes, the artist will paint something that happened in a dream, or an unfortunate experience that happened in real life. Retablos are often accompanied with text explaining how thankful the artists are that a particular saint helped them when they were under duress. In this activity, your child will create her own, more simplistic version of retablo artwork. She can either tell a story, or simply create a design from popular elements often seen in traditional retablos such as skulls, flowers, and fire.