We love celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) in our house. The Mexican holiday is observed on November 1 each year and is focused on remembering loved ones that have passed away. One of the most fun ways to enjoy the holiday is by making a cute sugar skull or Day of the Dead crafts that the kids and I can display in our home.
Best Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids
In addition to having fun as a family, making Day of the Dead crafts is a beautiful approach to talk about the holiday with my kids. Also, it gives my husband and me the perfect opportunity to teach them a little more about their Hispanic heritage. These crafts are also ideal for teaching kids about Dia de Los Muertos in the classroom. Here are fifteen fun and easy Day of the Dead crafts you can make with your kids this year:
Sugar Skull Piñata Garland | Growing Up Bilingual
If you are looking for festive Day of Dead decorations, this sugar skull piñata garland is easy to make and so much fun. It is a great activity for kids and adults alike. Its bright colors will brighten any party!
Skull Rocks | Crafts by Amanda
Paint a couple of easy skull rocks, a very original craft for a Day of the Dead celebration. If you’re looking for an easy craft for the kids, or you need something to kill time on a rainy afternoon, these skull rocks are just the thing.
Day of the Dead Photo Frame | Cool Moms Cool Tips
Photos as a crucial part of the ofrenda altar in the Day of the Dead celebration, so why not create a meaningful photo frame? This easy DIY Photo Frame for the Day of the Dead Ofrenda Altar is a fun, inspiring craft you can make with your kids. Since the Día de Muertos is a special occasion to honor our ancestors, encourage your kids to get creative using things or colors that had a special meaning for the loved one you are making the ofrenda for.
Glow in the Dark Day of the Dead Lanterns | Growing Up Bilingual
This is another fun Día de Los Muertos craft to make with the kids. These non-toxic glow-in-the-dark Day of the Dead lanterns are so easy to make! They are a great Day of the Dead activity perfect for adding to your altar.
Easy Day of the Dead Craft for Kids | The Gingerbread House
This great Día de Los Muertos craft is easy to do with children as you don’t need any special equipment. The children went crazy with these easy Day of the Dead decorations! You’ll have to check out The Gingerbread House website to see the how easy it is to make!
DIY Sugar Skull | The Inspiration Vault
The Día de Los Muertos Sugar Skull decorations have become a popular way to honor family members that are no longer with us. They add a whimsical and fun side to the Day of the Dead celebrations. Have fun coloring these incredible designs with your kids!
Day of the Dead Skull Mask | Growing Up Bilingual
You can create these colorful sugar skull masks that are easy to make for your Day of the Dead celebrations. Kids will have a blast adding unique designs and bright colors to make them fun. Día de Los Muertos is all about celebrating the lives of our loved ones that have passed away and creating these masks is a great way to teach kids about this important holiday.
Skull Bath Bombs | Beauty Crafter
This easy-to-make Skull Bath Bomb is a great Day of the Dead DIY to make at home. This recipe is quite simple, with no colorant, so it’s great for those sensitive to dyes and these little skulls are so cute and fun.
Day of the Dead Printables | White House Crafts
Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout central and southern parts of Mexico to honor the deceased. The sugar skull is the symbol for all festivities, so here are a couple of Day of the Dead sugar skull FREE printables that could make cute tags or coasters!
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wind Chime | Growing Up Bilingual
This DIY sugar skull wind chime makes a great outdoor decoration for the El Día de Los Muertos celebration. The best part: it’s so easy to make by upcycling old materials you have around the house!
Glittered Skull Garland | Vitamini Handmade
This beautiful paper clay skull garland would look great hanging above any Day of the Dead altar. It’s super easy to make at home and it is the ideal decoration for a Día de Los Muertos party!
Sugar Skull Pots and Flowers Craft for Kids | Growing Up Bilingual
These Sugar Skull Pots and Flowers are an easy kid-friendly craft to make for El Día de Los Muertos’ festivities. Sugar skulls and paper flowers are commonly used during the Day of the Dead celebrations to decorate altars where the photographs of loved ones are displayed.
Dia de Los Muertos Kid-Friendly Lanterns | Growing Up Bilingual
Altars usually include candles, but if you are looking for a safer and kid-friendly option give these lanterns a try. They are ideal for adding to your altar and you won’t have to worry about them. anything catching fire!
These Día De Los Muertos kid-friendly lanterns were not just an easy and quick craft but also an affordable one. I also like that you can place them inside or outside your home to brighten up a space.
Matchbox Shrines | Crafty Chica
These colorful matchbox shrines are a fantastic way to use materials you have at home and create new crafts for El Día de Los Muertos celebrations. Transform a matchbox into an artful doorway to a mini-masterpiece, a creative decoration perfect for Day of the Dead festivities.
Easy To Make Sugar Skull Pumpkin Candle Holders | Growing Up Bilingual
These DIY pumpkins will make a fun centerpiece and are ideal for a Day of the Dead altar.
If your kids like decorating pumpkins, these sugar skull-inspired pumpkin candle holders. Make them the focal point for our Dia de Los Muertos Altar, giving it a whimsical twist this year!
All of these Day of the Dead crafts are ideal for kids as they are all easy to make and they would also make great Dia de Los Muertos art projects for school! These would also make for a great activity during your Day of the Dead celebration.