The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a vibrant and heartfelt Mexican tradition that celebrates the memories of loved ones who have passed away.
To honor this occasion, here are 15 easy and creative crafts that you can try. Create colorful paper marigolds, which are a symbol of remembrance, or fashion intricate sugar skulls using icing and food coloring.
You can also make traditional paper picado banners, painted calavera masks, or construct an ofrenda (altar) adorned with candles, photographs, and the favorite foods of the departed.
When is the Day of the Dead Celebrated?
The Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, is celebrated November 1 thru November 2 traditionally. Other days from October 31 thru November 6 may be included. It is celebrated widely in Mexico and other places of people of Mexican heritage.
Crafting papel maché skeletons, crafting candles with religious symbols, and decorating sugar skull cookies are other delightful options.
These crafts not only provide a hands-on way to participate in the Day of the Dead festivities but also offer a beautiful means of paying tribute to those who are no longer with us.
15 Crafts for the Day of the Dead: Easy Día de los Muertos Crafts for Kids
Make your own unique sugar skulls for the Day of the Dead. Have fun with colorful designs.
Printable out this easy origami template and decorate the skull.
Have fun making your own colorful skulls using paint on rocks.
Make these easy paper bookmark sugar skulls for the Dia de los Meurtos
Use mason jar to make sugar skulls lanterns.
Have fun playing with these Día de los Muertos paper printable puppets.
7. Sugar Skull Candle Pumpkin
Make your easy own sugar skull candle pumpkin craft.
More Crafts for the Dead of the Dead for Kids
- 8. Day of the Dead Skull Rocks
- 9. Paper Luminaries Printable
- 10. Pop of Dead of the Dead Card
- 11. Day of the Dead Coloring Pages
- 12. Paper Plate Skulls
- 14. Dia de los Muertos Printable Masks
- 15. Printable Tic Tac Toe
- 16. Embossed Prayer Candle
- 17. Pinata of Skulls
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