I am seeing just so many wonderful Día de los Muertos crafts, printables, and recipes on the internet. I had to put them together and share them with you. There are so many clever ideas and ways to decorate an ofrenda or simple activities to teach families about this holiday. I could just keep adding and adding to this, but here's a start. I hope you find something to try. And if you'd like to learn more about Day of the Dead, be sure to visit my page: Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead Lesson Plans and Activities.
Día de los Muertos Crafts
|Day of the Dead Pumpkin by Our Crafty Mom|
- 10 Videos for Kids on How to Draw Sugar Skulls
These are 10 great video tutorials for kids that I selected myself.
- DIY Catrina Activity for Kids
A kid-friendly tutorial for making Catrinas the perfect size for your ofrenda. You may also like this Signature Calacas activity and these Easy Día de los Muertos Treat Bags.
- Felt Calaca Banner
From the Crafty Chica herself, this banner is a great activity for children. She also has this video tutorial for a Day of The Dead Shrine On A Stick.
- Guatemalan Barrilete for the Day of the Dead
This is a fabulous craft from DTWTMSE for learning about how the holiday is celebrated in other countries, specifically Guatemala in this instance. Frances also has this excellent tutorial for a DIY Day of the Dead Shoebox Altar.
- Day of the Dead Pumpkin
Our Crafty Mom has this simple and beautiful calavera pumpkin that can be adapted with any design that you have access to. (Good for children ages 8 and up.)
- How to Make Mini Tissue Paper Flowers
This tutorial for creating mini paper flowers over on Tikkido is just so adorable!
- DOLLAR TREE SUGAR SKULL
Frugal Coupon Living has this tutorial for turning a plastic skull from Dollar Tree into a sugar skull.
- Simple Sugar Skull Makeup & DIY Headband
I really like this headband craft from Simplify Create Inspire.
- Sugar Skull Craft For Kids
Simple Everyday Mom always has good crafts for kids.
- Sugar Skull Bookmark
This little bookmark activity from The Printables Fairy is just the cutest!
- Printable Sugar Skull Mask
This activity from The Savvy Mama Lifestyle is quick and easy to put together. Perfect for little hands. She also has this DIY Sugar Skull Pumpkin Inspired by Disney Pixar’s COCO.
Día de los Muertos Printables
- First, be sure to check out my comprehensive list of Printable Lessons and Activities to Celebrate Day of the Dead. There's a little something for students of all ages.
- Dia de Los Muertos Coloring Pages
Confessions of Parenting has this downloadable Day-of-the-Dead-themed coloring book.
- Free Printable Día de los Muertos Coloring Book
JinxyKids has this free download of 2+ coloring pages with Day of the Dead images.
- Day of the Dead Coloring Pages in Spanish
If you are looking for Spanish printables, Bilingual Beginnings has you covered!
Dia de los Muertos Recipes
|Pabassinas: Raisin Nut Cookies for Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos by The Monday Box|
- Miniature Pan de Muerto Recipe
Here's the recipe my family uses.
- Dia de los Muertos Sugar Cookies
Oh my gosh! These cookies from The Monday Box look AH-mazing!!
- Pabassinas: Raisin Nut Cookies for Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos
AND ANOTHER gorgeous cookie recipe from The Monday Box! Wow.
- MINI LEMON SUGAR SKULL CAKES
My friend, Yvette, over at Muy Bueno Cookbook has many great recipes like this one for Día de los Muertos. You may also like these candy skulls that look divine.
- Instant Pot Pan De Muerto
I had NO IDEA you could make pan de muerto in an INSTANT POT! This recipe is from Corrie Cooks.
- Pan de Muerto
Here's a more traditional recipe from Mamá Maggie's Kitchen. She also has this delicious conchas recipe.
Other Posts on Day of the Dead:
- José Guadalupe Posada Lesson Plans
- MommyMaestra's Favorite Dia de los Muertos Books for Children
- Monarch Butterflies & Day of the Dead
- Dia de los Muertos Nichos