Bring the spirit of the Day of the Dead alive with this simple Día de Los Muertos spinner craft for kids. Celebrate the colorful Mexican holiday by coloring the four beautifully designed sugar skulls featured on the wheel and other Mexican symbols on the cover.
The Day of the Dead is a time to honor and remember deceased loved ones by creating altars, offering their favorite foods and celebrating their lives. The holiday is filled with vibrant colors and decorations that make it a joyous celebration of life.
One way to celebrate this holiday is by creating colorful crafts that reflect the Mexican culture. A perfect example of such a craft is our Day of the Dead spinner which features some of the most recognizable Mexican symbols: maracas, guitar, tomb with flowers and sugar skulls.
More Day of the Dead crafts for kids
Kids can celebrate Day of the Dead in a creative and meaningful way by engaging in various crafts that honor the traditions of this festive occasion, such as crafting sugar skulls, creating a skeleton puppet, coloring crowns, and painting Day of the Dead pumpkins.
This Día de Los Muertos spinner craft activity not only teaches kids about another culture but also allows them to express their creativity and learn new techniques in drawing and coloring.
It’s a fun and engaging way to celebrate the Day of the Dead with your kids while honoring those who have passed away.
Ways to celebrate Day of the Dead with kids
Kids can create colorful crafts like sugar skull decorations or papel picado banners to hang up in their homes.
You can also help them make delicious traditional foods like pan de muerto, a sweet bread, or sugar skull cookies to share with family and friends.
Another way to celebrate is by visiting local Day of the Dead events or festivals, where they can see beautiful altars, watch performances, and participate in parades.
It’s also important to remember and honor our loved ones who have passed away by sharing stories, looking at old photos, and maybe even creating a small altar with their favorite things.
Día de Los Muertos Spinner Craft
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The template comes with two title options: Dia de los Muertos and Day of the Dead, as well as a blank option for kids to write on.
Step by step instructions
Start by printing the spinner and cover on white cardstock paper.
Color the spinner and cut it out.
Color the cover and cut it out.
Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the cover. (where marked)
Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the spinner. (where marked)
Attach the spinner and cover together with a paper fastener.
- Day of the Dead template
- 65lb white cardstock paper
- Colored pencils
- Paper fastener
- Hole punch
1. Start by printing the spinner and cover on white cardstock paper.
2. Color the spinner and cut it out.
3. Color the cover and cut it out.
4. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the cover. (where marked)
5. Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the spinner. (where marked)
6. Attach the spinner and cover together with a paper fastener.