The Day of the Dead is right around the corner. Here are five fun crafts that will have you doing the skeleton dance with your kids for this festive holiday. You can make a sugar skull collage which can double as a mask, tissue paper flowers are always fun, paint a pumpkin, make a sugar skull mask or assemble a skeleton. Use your full sized skeleton to play games like skeleton assembly races, or pin the bones on the corpse.
I created all of the fun activities for neighborhood kids. That’s how my illustrations started, soon they ended up in my sugar skull coloring books for the rest of the world to enjoy.
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Collage Craft
Author and Illustrator of the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Coloring Books shows you how to make this fun sugar skull collage with your students.
Supplies for the project include: Elmer’s glue, scissors, construction paper (or magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper & other paper scraps), a sharpie, … CONTINUE READING
Assemble a Skeleton & Pin the Bones on the Corpse
Having a Halloween party or October Birthday. This game is easy to play and great fun for the kids. Pin the Femur on the Skeleton is played just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
All you will need for this game is a copy of the Life-sized Human Anatomy Lesson or the Day of the Dead Coloring Book from Lucid Publishing, some … CONTINUE READING
Learn How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers for Decorating an Alter
One of my favorite things to make for Dia de los Muertos is Tissue Paper Flowers. The kids love to make these. At my parties, I find even the dad’s will get into it.
All you need to make these beauties is an array of colored tissue paper, scissors, and a piece of ribbon or floral wire. You can even do it with newspaper… CONTINUE READING
How to Make Sugar Skull Masks for Dia de los Muertos
Children love to make these colorful masks and they are so easy. Either draw your own sugar skulls (see my sugar skull drawing tutorial here) or print out (on heavy cardstock) the colorable sugar skulls from the Day of the Dead Coloring Book (available on Amazon) or Coloring Sheets Download available on Teachers Pay…CONTINUE READING
Paint a Sugar Skull on a Pumpkin
I simply used the examples from the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Coloring Book and acrylic paints. First, I painted a white skull shape and then decorated it with eye petals, and flowers. My cat seems to like it anyways.