Dia de los Muertos balloon calavera skulls, ideal for activities and craft ideas!
You will need:
Balloons in various colors, Scissors, a glue stick, Sharpie markers in bright colors, a ball of plasticine or a pebble. Happythought templates printed on to light card stock.
How to make your own balloon calavera skulls
Cut out the skull base templates and color them in.
Glue the two sections of the base together, as indicated.
Insert a small ball of plasticine into the balloon. This is to weigh it down when it sits in the base.
Inflate the balloon with approx. 4 puffs and tie with a knot.
Cut out the eye and nose stencil and using a black sharpie, trace the shapes onto the balloon, approx. 6cm from the knot.
Color in the eyes and nose and start adding colorful details to your calavera, such as flowers and hearts.
You can outline your shapes with a black sharpie.
Lastly, carefully place the balloon on the paper base. Your skull is ready! Make as many calaveras as you like and use them to decorate a shrine or party table.
You can also use this project to make a papier mache skull.
Day of the Dead balloon sugar skull and paper template is part of our Day of the Dead craft activity pack
This balloon sugar skull craft is part of our Day of the Dead craft activity pack. Featuring 7 craft activities and a Learn about Day of the Dead teacher friendly worksheets. All of the DIY tutorials, patterns, cutouts, printables and worksheets come in English and Español versions.
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