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Day of the Dead Felt Craft for Kids

Seeing as I had a load of felt left over from my Minion finger puppet last week, I thought it might be a fun idea to do some kind of Day of the Dead felt crafts with my son. After all, he goes to a Church playgroup and I’m guessing they don’t teach about the Day of the Dead there?? Nevermind though, Mummy to the rescue!! was obviously a super quick craft to do. To be honest, as the mother of two tiny kids, if something takes me more than two minutes to prepare then I know it’s going to cause me hassle so this was perfect for us. I simply cut out a skull shape from white felt and then using some of the brighter colours I cut out hearts, squares, diamonds and triangles to decorate with.

day of the dead craft idea for kidsI just placed the pieces on to a bit of black felt as I wanted a minimal set up, but if you want to make a fuzzy felt style board you can do so, rather handily, just before typing this up I noticed that Munchkin and Bean linked up a tutorial to last week’s Tuesday Tutorials on how to make a felt board so I’m more than happy to recommend that you go look at that!

day of the dead felt craftsObviously the age, attention span and level of interest in symmetry that you get from your child will dictate what your Day of the Dead skull ends up looking like!


Have you tried any Day of the Dead crafts or activities?!

Disclaimer – I was sent this gorgeous and huge pack of felt from Viking to review. They didn’t  ask me to write two reviews of it but frankly it’s giving us lots of fun so I thought it was only fair to link back to it here too!


  1. 23rd September 2014 / 6:52 pm

    These are so fun (and not at all scary, so perfect for little ones)! 🙂

  2. 25th September 2014 / 11:22 am

    These are a great idea! I love the simplicity of them but they are so effective. I think I might need to try these out in cookie form too! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

  3. 26th September 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Lovely simple, fun idea. I might give this a try with faces.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  4. 28th September 2014 / 6:07 pm

    although they are skulls they are really cutre!

    thanks for linking up with the #pinitparty

  5. 28th September 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Day of the dead skulls are so pretty. This will make a lovely Halloween craft x

  6. 29th September 2014 / 2:46 am

    This is a great craft idea for kids!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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