Day of the Dead Crafts

A roundup of craft ideas to celebrate and honor Día de los Muertos!

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Feliz Día de los Muertos! If you are celebrating, here is a roundup of colorful and easy Day of the Dead Crafts to try!

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Just a thin veil between this world. And that world of beauty and love, just a thin veil that hides the view of our Spirit loved ones above!

– Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, ‘Just A Thin Veil’

Day of the Dead 2022

Dios de Los Muertos, also called Day of the Dead, is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, 2022.

Dios de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos celebrates life and death. The dead are kept alive during Día de Los Muertos when the souls of the dead return to visit their living loved ones.

Below discover some craft ideas that celebrate and honor the day’s distinctive traditions.

Papel picado from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Papel Picado Templates

The perforated paper is a faithful representative of Mexican festivities, especially in the traditional celebration of the Day of the Dead, where paper banners are placed to adorn the altars. It’s usually present in many celebrations, such as national holidays and Christmas, and also at weddings, sweet sixteen parties, and baptisms.

3 colorful Day of the Dead Gnomes.

Free Gnome Pattern

Create a Day of the Dead gnome in honor of the Dios de Los Muertos holiday. There are colorful ideas and inspiration to create your own, plus a free gnome pattern is available in a linked post.

A handmade craft from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Sugar Skull Toilet Paper Rolls

Create this easy and bright Sugar Skull craft and use them for party decor or gifts. Be sure to scroll down a little to find this tutorial.

A black and white coloring sheet of a sugar skull from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Sugar Skull Coloring Pages

These free sugar skull coloring pages for kids are great for getting out all your favorite bright colors and showing off your creativity!

A handmade paper flower crown from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

DIY Flower Crown

Lovely Day of the Dead paper flower crown craft idea! Make your own flower headpiece for the el Dia de Los Muertos celebration or a costume party!

Embroidered sugar skull felt art from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Embroidered Felt Sugar Skull

Craft these small and fun embroidered felt sugar skulls! Easy and therapeutic. Display at a party or add to a garland.

Hand painted vans with sugar skull from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

DIY Sugar Skull Vans

Learn how to make these fun and colorful shoes, then show them off at the Day of the Dead celebration or any day really!

Painted rocks with sugar skulls from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Stone Sugar Skulls

Be inspired to paint your own beautiful Dia de Los Muertos stones. See talented artist Alisa Burke’s artful creations, then create your own!

A handmade sugar skull from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Sugar Skull DIY

Create your very own festive Sugar Skull with simple materials and a lot of pizazz!

A pinata sugar skull from the blog post, Day of the Dead Crafts.

Day of the Dead Skull Pinata

What’s more fun than a pinata? Making one! Get the kids together and make a collection. Get easy instructions and ideas here.

Peace and joy to you, my friend! Whose life do you celebrate today?


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