Here’s a great collection of easy Day of the Dead crafts for children that use only basic craft materials and are easy to make.
Easy Day of the Dead crafts for children
These Day of the Dead crafts and art projects are a great way to decorate your home or classroom for the Day of the Dead celebration. They use only basic art materials, are easy to make, and suitable for children of all ages.
This article is part of our Day of the Dead activities and crafts resources.
In this article you can:
:: learn about the Day of the Dead
:: explore collage art and create a sugar skull art project
:: explore scratch art techniques and create a sugar skill design
:: find links to more Day of the Dead lesson plans and printables
Day of the Dead book
Save time and teach better by using our Day of the Dead book.
You’ll get a complete set of lesson plans to learn about this festival and a collection of activities, arts, and crafts all planned for you: instant download, printables included, no prep needed, and all ad free.
Ready-made Day of the Dead Unit
If you’re a member of our Play Academy you can download a ready-made five day Day of the Dead Unit and you’ll be ready to lead a week of fun and educational Day of the Dead activities with your children.
This Unit is part of our Festivals specialist curriculum pathway, and is a part of a set of ready-made units you can use to teach your children about the festivals of the world all through the year. Based on the teaching philosophy of hands-on learning, the Play Academy festivals curriculum is engaging, effective and loved by children.
See more details of this Day of the Dead Unit, and all the other specialist curriculum pathways and ready-made units you can choose from, in the Play Academy here.
More Day of the Dead crafts and art projects
This scratch art technique it the perfect easy Day of the Dead skull art project.
This easy collage art project invites children to learn about the Day of the Dead as they create their own sugar skull craft.
And have fun and build fine motor skills with a Day of the Dead-themed sensory play activity, with a sugar skull play dough mat printable.
More Day of the Dead activities
See all our Day of the Dead activities and crafts for children including marigold math activities, papel picardo letter games, and sugar skill art projects.