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.
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.
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 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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