Make this sugar skull craft for Day of the Dead or if you study holidays around the world with your kids.
A while ago we made this skeleton craft that looks amazing and my readers love it. But it has a lot of small bone details, which may be harder for little hands to cut.
I wanted to come up with a sugar skull craft idea perfect for preschoolers and that is also fun for older kids.
So I created a lot of options for all the elements that form this Dia de los Muertos craft, from the eyes, nose, mouth and decorations. Kids can mix and match and come up with their unique version of the sugar skull.
The skull can be printed on white paper or colored paper. I tried both and the crafts look great.
Make sure to check all these 26 sugar skull crafts for kids for more inspiration.
This year I also painted pumpkins for the Day of the Dead. Painting pumpkins is a Halloween tradition for me and if you want to try with your kids, here are 25 painted pumpkin ideas.
Sugar skull craft
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How to make a Day of the Dead craft
The sugar skull craft template comes with two versions:
1. home template – Print the home template on white cardstock paper, cut out the patterns and use them as is.
2. classroom template – Print the classroom template on cardstock paper. The colors are mentioned on each page.
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS
Glue the eyes onto the skull.
Glue the eye centers in the middle of the eyes.
Add the nose under the eyes.
Glue the mouth at the bottom of the skull.
Glue the top skull decoration at the top of the skull.
Add the rest of the decorations onto the skull.