Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead? I must admit that we haven’t really previously, all those skulls? To be honest I thought it was a bit morbid, especially for the kids. But last year my son got interested in it, really interested. I guess the truth is that kids are naturaly interested in the concept of death and sadly it’s one of the things we find hardest to explain! The Day of the Dead isn’t designed to be morbid, it’s a festival that remembers and celebrates family and friends that we have lost and the more I think about it I think that’s actually a good thing to promote to our children. These Day of the Dead crafts for kids are a great way to celebrate the festival with your children, and if your kids suffer from post-Halloween come down (mine do!) then it’s a great way to carry on some activities and learning with them that they’ll enjoy.
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I love the way these sugar skull lollipops have been decorated by Still Playing School.
I adore these sugar skull window clings from Pink Stripey Socks and wish I’d thought of them myself!!
These Day of the Dead skulls made from corks are a fantastic idea.
I’m rather in love with these Day of the Dead hama bead designs from Lets Do Something Crafty.
This Day of the Dead glitter art from Along Came Cherry is super pretty!
These sugar skull dolls from Zingzing Tree are perfect for older kids to make.
These skull painted rocks from Hodge Podge Craft look beautiful!
Over at See Vanessa Craft there’s a great tutorial for how to make these great tissue paper flowers that you can use to make headbands.
Red Ted Art shares some Day of the Dead colouring in pages.
My kids really enjoyed this Day of the Dead felt craft and it’s easily adaptable for different ages.
Marigolds are often used in Day of the Dead celebrations and here Tinkerlab share how to make these lovely ones from paper.
Green Owl Art shares how to make Day of the Dead skulls from packing peanuts.
If your kids enjoyed this craft make sure you check out my new book 30 Halloween Crafts for Kids which is full of fun, achievable and cool ideas!
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