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Are you trying to celebrate the Day of the Dead with kids this year? Keep scrolling to find out how to make sugar skulls with this beautiful Dia de los Muertos project for kids.

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I love that we live in a world where Dia de los Muertos exists.

When I grew up in Seattle, we only celebrated Halloween. In fact, I’d never heard of the Day of the Dead or even seen any sugar skull decorations or anything.

It was really only about 10 years ago that I started hearing more about this awesome Mexican holiday that’s all about celebrating the lives of loved ones who have passed away.

Instead of it being a creepy holiday, it’s a joyous one filled with love, laughter, and lots of yummy food!

We can all use a bit more joy in our lives, which is why my family is adding in some Day of the Dead crafts and activities into our fall celebrations this year. And we’re reading lots of Day of the Dead children’s books.

One of the ways we are doing that is with this adorable sugar skull project.

It’s pretty easy to do with kids of all ages (yes, even teens!) And you can just order the supplies on Amazon, which makes is even easier.

And if you are doing distance learning this year, it’s a fun way to add in some art and culture to your curriculum.

Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Craft Supplies Needed

Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Easy Day of the Dead project for kids. Image of a paper sugar skull craft

How to Make this Easy Day of the Dia de los Muertos Project:

  1. Cover the paper mache mask in white paint and allow to dry completely.Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: paint the skull white
  2. Decorate the sugar skull using the paint pens.Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Use the paint pens to decorate your Day of the Dead craft
  3. Add paper flowers using the glue dots and self-adhesive gems to embellish your design.Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Add flowers to your sugar skull Day of the Dead craft
  4. Hang your Day of the Dead sugar skull on the wall for super cute (and handmade) Dia de los Muertos decorations!Dia de los Muertos Project for Kids: Sugar Skull Craft featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Completed Dia de los Muertos sugar skull craft
Love this Dia de los Muertos project? Check out the best Day of the Dead children’s books and more awesome Day of the Dead crafts and activities!
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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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