Dia de los Muertos mask craft – November 1st and 2nd
This year we wanted to add a new mask craft idea to our Day of the Dead party kit so we decided to put together some 3D calavera or careta masks, which can be used as a costume, world book day dress up idea or as part of your decorations.
Watch this short free video tutorial and see how easy the papercraft PDF masks are to make – Day of the Dead Calavera video – Step by step video tutorial & templates to download!
In Mexico, Calavera means skull, also a slang term for daredevil, and calaveritas de azucar are decorative candied sugar skulls made for the DÌa de los Muertos.
Like our Lucha Libre masks, these careta masks are really easy to make, so we’re going to make up a whole batch this year and give them out to all our guests.
The Day of the Dead is a celebration of those who have passed. It’s not a sad or morbid gathering – more a festive, family-centred celebration of friends and relatives no longer with us. We have these calavera or careta masks to colour in here – https://happythought.co.uk/craft/day-of-the-dead-party-ideas-calavera-masks
Step by step photo tutorial & Day of the Dead Calavera mask template to download
Wear a sugar skull mask or calavera for any Day of the Dead fiesta or Halloween street party. With six different designs to choose from, you and your friends will look the part.
These calavera or careta masks are part of our Day of the Dead Printable kit which you can find here – happythought.co.uk/product/dia-de-los-muertos-printables
HOW TO MAKE A CALAVERA MASK FOR DAY OF THE DEAD (PHOTO TUTORIAL)
1. Print out the template. You will also need scissors, a glue stick, masking tape and some string or ribbon
2. Cut out your template. If you like you can add some glitter and sparkles to your mask.
3. Stick the two side panels with masking tape on the back of the mask as shown.
4. Glue the middle panels together with a glue stick. Secure on the back with masking tape.
5. Attach a length of string or ribbon on either side of your mask, or a stick to use as a photo prop.
6. Hooray! Your mask is ready.
Dia de los Muuertos party printables pack has six more colorful printable careta masks to download. plus a calavera mask to color in. Coloring and decorating your own masks makes a great party activity.
For more mask coloring in fanatics see and wrestling maniacs we have Happythought’s 12 Lucha Libre masks to colour in!
Make your fiesta the best!
Did you know?
If you join the Happythought membership here you get 50% off all of our Day of the Dead products?
Check out our popular paper flower crown, calavera cat mask and lucha libre mask templates. Plus see our Day of the Dead Glossary here. A cool color-in craft activity, paper flower tutorial and how to make papel picado decorations.
Create your own Calavera mask craft!
You might like this fun lucha libre mask craft too?
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