It is not only easy to make, but also very fun and the kids really like that it’s tridimensional. There’s nothing as wonderful as sharing special moments as a family while creating something that pays tribute to our loved ones and our culture’s traditions.
This Day of the Dead skull is made with paper plates and to give a special touch, we used Lucky Charms cereal to decorate it. You can use it to decorate your home or if you prefer, as a mask, as long as you make holes in the eyes’ area so you can see.
Here are the instructions, step-by-step.
Paper Plate Craft: Tridimensional Skull for the Day of the Dead
- White paper plates
- Lucky Charms Cereal
- Scissors (with a rounded tip if your child will use them )
- Non-toxic glue
- Glitter. Better yet: Glitter glue, which is what I used.
- Permanent Markers (like Sharpies)
- Paper puncher
- Optional: Ribbon, yarn or wooden ice cream stick to use as a mask.
- Use the scissors to shape the paper plate into a skull. Picture a semicircle and then at the bottom, cut it into the shape of the jaw, as you see in the picture.
- Use a black marker to draw eyes, the nose (draw an upside down heart) and the teeth.
- Make the nose tridimensional by gluing a heart-shaped Lucky Charms marshmallow backwards.
- Decorate your skull. Use cereal on the edge of the eyes, and fill in with colored markers and glitter. Be as creative as you (or your children) want to be!
- To use as a mask, punch holes in the eyes, then punch two holes in the temples, and tie ribbon or yarn. You can also glue a wooden stick. So easy!