There's not really any directions other than "fold along the dotted lines and cut along the solids" but your child should be able to figure it out. This is best suited for an older student because of the intricate cutting required. I recommend a pointy, sharp pair of scissors. And we broke out the x-acto knife to cut the slits for the head and arms. My son slipped the ponytails into the back of the head where the tabs folded inside. (You'll see what I mean.)
Enjoy this fun activity! It's perfect for celebrating Día de los Muertos.