Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull Paper Craft

Are you looking for a craft to celebrate the Day of the dead? I’ve seen plenty day of the dead crafts and here is a new and fun idea to make with the kids or as adults!

This Day of the dead skull paper craft is easy and fun and will keep the kids busy when they need something fun to do! Don’t forget to download your printable Sugar skull template today!

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What Is A Sugar Skull?

A Sugar skull originates from Mexico. Sugar skulls represent loved ones who have passed away and departed from this life. Mexicans will create sugar skulls and place them on the gravestone of a family member to honor the return of their spirit on the day of the dead!

Sugar Skull Art

Sugar Skull art is associated with the Day of the dead. This sugar skull paper craft is a great way to teach children about Mexican traditions and the topic of The Day Of The Dead!

Sugar Skull art reflects a folk art style of art and is colorful and joyful! You could easily turn this Sugar skull art project into a painting project if you want to make it a little different! Simply whip out some paints and paintbrushes! Either way this will be fun!

Supplies For This Easy Sugar Skull Craft

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Coloring In Your Printable Sugar Skull Craft

This is where your creativity comes into play. You can color this Sugar skull coloring page however you like. give the kids crayons or if you want they can use felt tips. It’s a fun activity and there is plenty of time to enjoy this.

Once the sugar skull is completed you’ll want to colour the eyes in dark to create the day of the dead effect!

Next, you can cut out the sugar skull and glue it to a piece of black card! This will finish the craft and make a nice display for the creation!

It’s that simple. This is a great activity for little ones to allow them to develop fine motor skills but it’s also a fun craft and template for adults too! Enjoy!

Download Your Sugar Skull Printable Here

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Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull Paper Craft

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This is a tutorial on how to make a day of the dead sugar skull paper craft.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Crayons or paints
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    This is where your creativity comes into play. You can color this Sugar skull coloring page however you like. give the kids crayons or if you want they can use felt tips. It’s a fun activity and there is plenty of time to enjoy this.

    Once the sugar skull is completed you’ll want to colour the eyes in dark to create the day of the dead effect!

    Next, you can cut out the sugar skull and glue it to a piece of black card! This will finish the craft and make a nice display for the creation!

    It’s that simple. This is a great activity for little ones to allow them to develop fine motor skills but it’s also a fun craft and template for adults too! Enjoy!

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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