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3D Calavera mask craft video

Dia de los Muertos mask craft – November 1st and 2nd

This year we wanted to add a new mask craft idea to our to our popular Day of the Dead sugar skull mask set. We have 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!

Make a calavera mask in minutes!

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. Check out our fabulous set of printable DIY Calavera masks.

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 –

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 –

Don Rodrigo's paper calavera mask for a Day of the Dead party!
Make a DIY careta printable mask for Day of the Dead or Halloween


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.

Step-by-step sugar skull masks to make: Printable mask for Day of the Dead or Halloween
Step-by-step sugar skull masks to make for Dia de los Muertos or Halloween

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!

Coloring in 3d calavera mask craft Dia de los Muertos printable template!
Coloring in calavera mask!

This also can be great as a class room art workshop or for a learning introduction to Dia de los Muertos or as a teaching Spanish aid. Check out our Day of the Dead craft activity pack for more el Dia de los Muertos craft ideas, templates and papercraft pdf patterns.

3d calavera mask craft: Make your fiesta the best!

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If you join the Happythought membership here you get 50% off all of our Day of the Dead products?

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead printable calavera masks: Craft templates!

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.

Enjoy your own 3d Calavera mask craft activity!

How to make a calavera mask from a papercraft pdf. Templates and instructions, 3d calavera mask craft.

You might like this fun lucha libre mask craft too?

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Other Dia de los Muertos activities and templates

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59 thoughts on “3D Calavera mask craft video

  1. Simple mask to put together, yet beautiful too!

  2. These look great for our girl scout world thinking day

  3. Love this calavera mask template idea

  4. I would like my first graders to do this cute activity as they learn about El dia de los muertos.

  5. Gracias!!!!! me sirven para el cumple de mi hija.

  6. Yeah!!! I thought I didn’t receive it, but it had went to my spam… Thank you! We are using it for a Girl Scouts project for Mexican traditions.

  7. Gracias

  8. Love these cute printable careta masks for my Halloween costume!

  9. Love this calavera mask template idea..and it’s free!!

  10. Love all your ideas and creations!!!

  11. Tomorrow, I have a Masquerade Ball to attend, and that idea came in more than handy! I’ll rock one of those and probably stand out, since they’re not very usual around here. Awesome! Thanks a lot, folks!

  12. These are perfect!

  13. Thank you so much!

  14. I love this mask craft calavera template!

  15. I love this!, thanks!

  16. So happy to find these. We need them for a Girl Scout event!

  17. Thank you my students will love!

  18. Thank you from a Spanish Teacher!

  19. Cool! perfect for our afterschool programs!

  20. gracias

  21. I need these for el dia de los muertos celebration!

  22. Hi!! Thanks for this great idea!

  23. ¡Gracias!Love it.

  24. Can’t wait to use this with my students.

  25. Love your art work!!

  26. This looks like an awesome project for the kids!!!

  27. ¡Gracias!

  28. GRACIAS!

  29. Muchas gracias están hermosas !!!

  30. Soooo cute! Can’t wait to make these with my 3rd graders this year!

  31. Me encantaron para la escuela de mis hijos!!

  32. Awesome job, great masks!!!!

  33. Quiero hacer algunas calaveras para mis hijos

  34. Thanks for the calavera mask templates!

  35. Would love to make these with my class!

  36. Thanks!

  37. Thank’s for sharing! I like so much these coloured masks!

  38. Would have fun with my nieces and nephews!

  39. hola Quisiera el kit por favor

  40. Love this!

  41. I wannaa! Please!

  42. Wow! Hermoso trabajo. Deje mi mail para recibir el kit imprimible. Yo soy de Argentina y las calaveras del día de los muertos se pusieron de moda! En la ropa, en la deco del hogar! Muy buen trabajo!!!

  43. Love them!

  44. Do you have this type of masks but for animals? I would buy the patterns!

  45. Thank you for sharing your masks & template!

    Gracias por compartir tus mascaras y tu papel picado esto me sive para compartir a mis ninos del cuidado en casa gracias otrabes.


  47. Thank You so much…they are great!

  48. Thanks a lot, i’ll do with my kids

  49. Gracias!!

  50. Perfect craft for visiting spirits at our wedding on Day of the Dead!

  51. Would love to use these at our grade 1 dia de los muertos dance!

  52. Thank you so much for these!

  53. These nice and easy templates will be great for the kids at my Cub pack to make for Halloween/Dia de los muertos.

  54. Got it! Yay!

  55. So perfect for my daughter’s halloween (not too scary) party!

  56. Thank you!!!!! from teachers that need help with this meaningful tradition.

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