Make this fun balloon calavera skull decoration for Day of the Dead or el Dia de los Muertos celebrations, activities and craft ideas!

Make your own balloon calavera skulls with instructions and DIY template
Make your own balloon calavera skull decoration

Dia de los Muertos balloon calavera skulls, ideal for activities and craft ideas!

These Calavera skulls are fun and easy to make and will look great on a Day of the Dead shrine or as decorations for your festivities.

How to color in your own balloon calavera skull tutorial and DIY pattern
Color in your own balloon calavera skulls
What you need to make your own balloon calavera skull instructions and DIY templates
What you need to make your own balloon calavera skull

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

Color-in your own balloon calavera skulls instructions and DIY pattern
Balloon calavera skull instructions and DIY templates

Step One
Cut out the skull base templates and color them in.

Step Two
Glue the two sections of the base together, as indicated.

Step Three
Insert a small ball of plasticine into the balloon.
This is to weigh it down when it sits in the base.

Step Four
Inflate the balloon with approx. 4 puffs and tie with a knot.

Color in your own balloon calavera skull instructions and templates
Balloon calavera skull instructions and templates

Step Five
Cut out the eye and nose stencil and using a black sharpie,
trace the shapes onto the balloon, approx. 6cm from the knot.

Step Six
Color in the eyes and nose and start adding colorful details
to your calavera, such as flowers and hearts.

Step Seven
You can outline your shapes with a black sharpie.

Step Eight
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.

Color in your own balloon calavera skulls - instructions and DIY template
Make your own balloon calavera skull decorations

You can also use this project to make a papier mache skull.

How to color in your own black and white balloon calavera skull tutorial and DIY template
Balloon calavera skull with tutorial and DIY template

Make this Frida Kahlo inspired flower and skeleton hand crown for Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead paper flower crown, ideal for costume and dress up!

This balloon calavera skull craft idea 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.

Day of the Dead craft activity pack membership offer

Day of the Dead balloon calavera skull and paper template is part of our Day of the Dead craft activity pack

You can find these affordable craft PDF worksheets in our shop, for some fun and easy Day of the Dead activities!
Click here – https://happythought.co.uk/templates/day-of-the-dead-craft-activity


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