Friday, November 2, 2018

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls

Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)?  We don't, but I enjoy introducing bits of different holidays to my kids.  Recently I made some giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls with preschoolers.  They had so much fun with this easy-to-set-up activity,  I thought I'd share it here today.

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls

(A perfect preschool art project for fall!)

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls:  A fun Process Art Project to celebrate the Day of the dead with kids

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Materials Needed:


1.  I used a permanent marker and drew a basic giant skull face for each child.

2. I taped the skulls to the ground. 

3.  I showed the children different images of sugar skulls.  We talked about what we saw on them (colors, shapes, flowers, mustaches, dots, etc...) Then, I gave the kids different materials to decorate their skulls (ex:  stickers, markers, colorful scraps of paper, masking tape, and Kwik Stix tempera paints.) 

The kids went to town personalizing their skulls.

Here's a photo of my son making his very own "rainbow skull."

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls:  A fun Process Art Project to celebrate the Day of the dead with kids

4.  Once we finished, we glued on cupcake liners and googly eyes to really make the eyes pop.


Hope you have fun trying this activity out too!  If you're looking for other fun crafts to celebrate the Day of the Dead, here are some good ones:

7 More Kid-Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Crafts


Happy making, friends!

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls:  A fun Process Art Project to celebrate the Day of the dead with kids



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