Day of the Dead Art Projects | Dia de los Muertos Craft | Mexican Sugar Skull

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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  1. Day of the Dead colorful craft or glyph and flip book for Dia de Los Muertos with optional text, broken lines and solid lined pages so that you can individualize the booklets for your needs.What's Included:•4 page Day of the Dead book with optional Dia de los Muertos cover•Bonus wordsearch activityE
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These Day of the Dead art projects are sugar skull paper craft activities that can also be used as a glyph and are a great alternative to Halloween crafts! Perfect if your students are studying Dias de los Muertos or holidays around the world for social studies and makes an amazing eye catching bulletin board. Use along with the glyph key or as a stand alone craft. Suitable for upper elementary although many buyers have used with younger students when paired with an older buddy!

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Included with this eye-catching craft (Check out the preview for a closer look):

  • Step-by-step directions with photographs
  • Suggestions for organizing the activity over three days
  • Templates to run or trace around with directions for paper
  • Glyph key on black and white or with a stone colored background.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use to share data about students and display on a bulletin board with the included glyph key
  • Leave in a maker space center with additional materials such as glitter, pom-poms, rick-rack and let students get creative
  • Use to enhance a project on fall celebrations around the world

Other teachers are saying:

"My students loved making this project, and on Astrobrights, they were such a beautiful activity that we kept it up for months!" - Deniz M

"We watched Coco when we did these and they turned out awesome and turned into classroom décor!" - Christine S

"Love this project! I used this with my 2nd/3rd graders in my STEAM lab. They loved making the masks. They were so colorful!" - Betsy B

"My students loved telling their own unique stories throughout the dia de los muertos glyphs. They were able to tell their classmates about their families in a different way than ever before. Thanks!" - Nichole S


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