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Color in calavera masks activity

Day of the Dead sugar skull craft: color in calavera mask template!
Day of the Dead skull mask template: Color in calavera masks for el Dia de los Muertos!
Color in calavera masks!
Day of the Dead sugar skull craft: color in calavera mask template!
Color in calavera masks adorned with leafs, flowers and feathers!

Day of the Dead party ideas - Color in your own calavera mask for el Dia de los Muertos!

Day of the Dead party ideas and crafts: Color in calavera masks – Print, color in and wear!

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How to make your color-in sugar skull mask

Make a fun and easy 3D paper Sugar Skull or Calavera mask using Happythought’s printable calavera mask templates! The color in calavera masks are part of our Day of the Dead craft activity pack, available here.


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How to make your color in calavera masks:

You will need:
Scissors, a glue stick, masking tape and some ribbon. For a longer lasting mask, print your calavera mask template on to a slightly heavier stock paper.

Step 1
Carefully cut out the mask, nose and eye holes. Color in your mask and decorate it with glitter.

Step 2
Glue the middle panels together with your glue stick and secure on the back with a little masking tape.

Steps 3
Next stick the two side panels together as shown.

Step 4
Now tape a length of ribbon to either side of the back of the mask.

Step 5
For a Catrina style mask, stick on your flowers, feathers and foilage!


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Adding paper flowers and paper leaves to your careta mask

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Decorations for a Day of the Dead calavera mask!

Leaves: Score and fold the center of each leaf and pinch the end to give it shape.


Feathers: Score and fold the center of the feather, following the curve. Fringe the edges of the feather with your scissors and ruffle a little to give texture.

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Color in calavera masks or careta mask templates to print, color in + wear!

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2 thoughts on “Color in calavera masks activity

  1. que ideas tan geniales

  2. Love your masks! 💗

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