Day of the Dead craft activity printable pack

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Inspired by the wonderful imagery and crafts of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos.

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Need a few activities and worksheets for Day of the Dead?

We’ve put together this fun activity pack for the upcoming Day of the Dead featuring 18 Day of the Dead worksheets and 6 Day of the Dead papercraft activities with full instructions and templates.

El Dia de los Muertos craft activity printable templates
El Dia de los Muertos craft activity printable templates

6 printable activities for El Dia de los Muertos in Spanish and English

Perfect for printable kids activities, classrooms, home school or family craft days!

Craft worksheets for Day of the Dead activity, El dia de los Muertos PDF craft printables!
Photographic examples of the finished crafts projects: Paper crown, nichos, masks, milagro crafts, sitting skeletons plus 10 papel picado templates
Sitting skeletons for Day of the Dead templates and patterns!
Sitting skeletons templates and patterns!

6 Day of the Dead printable activities in English and Spanish versions. Each containing the following b&w PDF templates/patterns:

1) Classroom Worksheets (Spanish/English) Learn about Day of the Dead – 18 PDFs

Dia de los Muertos worksheets: 18 PDF printable kids activities about Dia de los Muertos!

1. Contents  • 17 PDF Worksheets
2 . What is Day of the Dead? • A brief introduction
3. A map of Mexico • Color in and learn a bit about Mexico
4. Find the missing words • Find 7 missing words related to Day of the Dead
5. Crossword puzzle • Six questions on Day of the Dead
6. Wordsearch • Find 12 Dia de los Muertos customs and festivities
7. Day of the Dead match skill game • Pair the calavera skull designs
8. Color in pages • Calvera sugar skull,
9. Color in pages • Catrina
10. Color in pages •  Calacas or skeleton
11. Day of the Dead glossary • A few key phrases
12. 4 glossary cards • Papel picado, pan de muerto, cempazuchitl and calavera
13. 4 glossary cards • Calacas, la catrina, nicho and ofrenda
14. Glossary poster • Day of the Dead text
15. José Guadalupe Posada  • Short biography and art activity idea
16. Diego Rivera  • Short biography and art activity idea
17. Frida Kahlo  • Short biography and art activity idea

See in more detail the worksheets here – Day of the Dead worksheets!

2) Make a Day of the Dead Nicho (mini shrine) – 7 PDFs

DIY Nichos art project: 5 Day of the Dead nicho templates + instructions!

Easy to make Mexican nichos with box shadow frames: Craft activity idea!

This tutorial comes in Español y English translations. See more about the nichos here – Nicho making activity!

3) Paper mask making: Calavera or Careta masks, paper flowers and paper feathers – 6 PDFs

3 Calavera skull mask templates to print out and make!

Day of the Dead skull mask template: Color in your own calavera mask for el Dia de los Muertos!
Make a Sugar Skull Calavera mask

Español or English tutorials to download for classroom activities. See more about this fun calavera or sugar skull Day of the Dead mask here – Make your own color in calavera mask!

4) Make your own traditional Mexican ornaments (Español y English versions)3 PDFs

Make a milagro ornament with template and easy follow instructions!

See more about the milagro heart ornament here – Milagro heart templates.

5) Make your own El Dia de los Muertos flower and skeleton hand crown or corona (tutorial + 12 patterns)  – 15 PDFs
how to make paper flowers for a Day of the Dead flower crown
How to make easy Day of the Dead paper flowers

Make your own paper flower and skeleton hand headpiece decoration

Put together this easy make paper crown adorned with flowers and skeletons for Day of the Dead. Tutorial sheets in English and Spanish.

6) Make your own balloon calavera skull decorations (2 patterns)  – 3 PDFs
How to color in your own balloon calavera skull tutorial and DIY pattern
Color in and make your own balloon calavera skulls
Happythought calavera balloon craft template spanish english
Balloon craft instructions in Spanish and English

Plus make your own papel picado (13 patterns)  – 9 PDFs

9 stylish papel picado template patterns to make and display!

Butterfly, calavera, mini flags, birds and hearts, mini garlands, corazones and 3 papel picado banner templates.

Day of the Dead or el Dia de los Muertos craft activities and worksheets

Some tips on printing out your printable kids activities worksheets

We have designed the worksheets in black and white to be economical on toner. After opening up your PDF templates look for a grayscale, fast printing or economy setting. These types of settings not only save on ink but also on printing time.

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Be sure to check out our Dia de los Muertos party printables, 99 printable Mexican food and drink signs, Day of the Dead digital scrapbooking images and Day of the Dead decorations.

Instruction sheets with step-by-step photos showing how to assemble each template are included.
All the files are optimised as a HIGH RESOLUTION PDF (300 dpi) US letter format.


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Affordable printable kids activities, Day of the Dead party printables, crafts, tutorials, templates and fun!

Our digital templates are designed to be easy to make. We like it simple too!
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What is Dia de los muertos or Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a tradition in Mexico to celebrate. It is a time to honor those who have departed. Streets can be filled with decorations, sugar skeletons, ofrendas, flowers, calavera skulls and parades. Spirits of the dead visit their families on October 31st and leave on November 2nd. The Day of the Dead is a very party and upbeat time, so turn up the music and fiesta!

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6 reviews for Day of the Dead craft activity printable pack

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you, Happythought! We used your Day of the Dead masks as an activity at a Health and Safety Expo. They were a HUGE hit! Your products are absolutely beautiful!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz p (verified owner)

    The skull mask was a great project. We can’t wait to try the rest of the activities!!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    mica (verified owner)

    The PDF’s are awesome! I’m a school librarian, and we have Day of the Dead Lessons planned for the last two weeks of October.
    Definitely recommend this product.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I teach an art class – we put together the coffin box printables, the ofrenda printable, the mobile and the nichos – all of it came out GREAT. The display looks wonderful, colorful and fun. Everyone loves it!

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Yahaira Oceguera

    Great Day of the Dead activity for my Spanish 1 class!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trish (verified owner)

    Thank you! This Day of the Dead activity pack is beautiful. I love everything you make!

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