Decorate any space with these vibrant Day of the Dead Mexican Lotería inspired crafts!
Inspired by Mexican Lotería cards, this printable pack includes a lotería garland, can labels and greetings cards, all with the Day of the Dead in mind!
We can’t get enough of this vibrant and iconic imagery and now you can enjoy these images too! Just print the templates of your choice and follow the easy instructions to create these lotería inspired crafts, created for Day of the Dead.
The images featured in this printable pack include La Calavera (sugar skull), La Guitarra (guitar), Cempasuchil (marigold), El Nopal (nopal cactus), La Muerte (death) and El Luchador (lucha libre wrestler), La Estrella (star), El Corazon (heart), La Arana (spider) and La Luna (moon).
Project 1 : Lotería garland
Print and cut out the labels, then wrap them around a tin can, securing with a little glue. Fill these pretty pots with art supplies, plants or kitchen utensils!
Project 2 : Lotería cards
Larger Lotería images to cut out and frame. Print on to a nice matt textured card stock. Choose from 9 print options, or frame them all to make your walls pop! Great to give as a gift too!
Project 3 : Lotería labels
Print out the garland templates, then cut out and fold them over a length of ribbon or yarn. Secure on the back with a little sticky tape. For extra ‘wow factor’, add colorful yarn tassels between each lotería garland card, as shown. Beautiful hanging in your home or for a party.
3 fantastic craft projects featuring beautiful and iconic Lotería imagery, perfect for celebrating El Dia de los Muertos.
Lotería printable craft pack – you will receive:
3 HIGH RESOLUTION (300 dpi) PDF FILES containing the following templates:
• 3 DIY Lotería tin label storage decorations
• 9 DIY Lotería greeting cards or invites
• Printable Lotería inspired garland
Exclusive to the Happythought CraftClub, these fun and colorful printable templates are free to download for Happythought members.
Have fun! These printable templates are very flexible – you can create a colorful garland to decorate your home or for a fiesta spread, tin can labels for useful, stylish storage, eye catching DIY wall art for your home, or greeting cards or party invites. Why not make all 3 of these easy, fun craft projects? These craft templates are also perfect for decoupage.
What is Lotería?
Lotería is a traditional game of luck, similar to bingo, but using images on a pack of cards instead of numbers on balls. Each image has a name and an assigned number. To start, the players select at least one tabla, a board with a 4 x 4 grid of pictures showing their corresponding name and number. The players mark a matching image on their board mark it off with a chip or small marker. The first to complete a line of four chips in a horizontal, diagonal or vertical row, or to fill the tabla first shouts “Lotería!” and is the winner!
Don Clemente Jacques published a lotería game in 1887. The colorful images used in this set have become iconic in Mexican culture, as well as in the US and Europe.
Easy to make Lotería cards DIY printable craft pack
Don’t miss out on these great Day of the Dead crafts and printables
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• Pack de actividades manuales imprimibles para el Día de los Muertos
• Day of the Dead paper flower crown
• Set de máscaras imprimibles de calavera
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