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Day of the Dead Crafts for the Mexican Holiday

Do you enjoy celebrating Dia de Los Muertos? Embrace the holiday with these 35+ Day of the Dead crafts perfect for the whole family!

Day of the Dead crafts

Day of the Dead (also known as Dia de Los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated on November 1st – 2nd each year, right after Halloween. While it is mostly celebrated in Mexico, it has become popular in other parts of the world in recent years.

This day commemorates the lives of loved ones who have died and is characterized by lively, colorful celebrations! Potential ways to participate include building altars (ofrendas) for dead relatives, setting up special decorations in honor of them, and visiting their graves to burn candles or leave offerings. It’s definitely about celebrating lives lost rather than mourning.

What do I love about the holiday? Well, not only do I love learning about other cultures and their traditions – but I also love the bright colors and the sugar skulls (calaveras) that people use in the crafts surrounding Day of the Dead. Plus there’s delicious food and drink involved. Who else is in?

If you’d like to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos this year, I’ve got some great ideas for you. Here are over 30 Day of the Dead crafts I think you’re going to love!

We’ll be making sugar skulls, papel picado banners, calavera masks and more!

Day of the Dead Crafts

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors those who have passed away. This year, try these simple crafts to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with your family and friends!


If you enjoyed these Day of the Dead crafts I’d love for you to check out these other ideas. Some of these Halloween crafts might inspire you to create a Dia de Los Muertos version!

Rebecca Payne

Saturday 9th of October 2021

I love this post. I love the jewel skull.