We love Sugar Skull crafts in our home, and today’s craft is probably our easiest to date! A simple Sugar Skull Coloring Page that kids or adults can color for a pretty piece of wall art, a banner, or even a special homemade card.
Sugar Skull Coloring Page
A colorful and meaningful alternative to some of the more gloomy and spooky crafts this time of year, sugar skulls have a rich history within Latin American culture and are a wonderful way to help kids navigate some of the spookier elements of this time of year.
Sugar Skulls are used to decorate alters and brought to gravesides during the week of Dia de los Meurtos, the Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is a day of prayer and remembrance for departed loved ones and is meant to be joyous and celebratory.
For my daughter, it’s been a great way for her to process the loss of her great-grandfather. While we don’t embrace all aspects of the holiday, having a special day where we make his favorite breakfast and tell favorite stories about him has been perfect.
I think it’s important if you’re doing this craft with a child to shed some light on their significance. There are some wonderful child-appropriate books about Dia de los Meurtos that you can find at your local library:
More Day of the Dead Coloring Pages
Looking for more designs? Check out:
- Animal Coloring Book for Kids (22 designs)
- Calavera Mindful Meditation Coloring Book (50+ designs)
- Sugar Skulls Coloring Book (32 designs)
- Day of the Dead Coloring Book (31 designs)
Materials You Will Need for our Sugar Skull Coloring Page
- Construction Paper (or card stock): one sheet white and one sheet in a color that will complement your drawing
- Scissors <– these are the ones we have and they have lasted for years in our daycare, and unlike some other safety scissors – they actually cut things!
- Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils
- Printable Sugar Skull Template
Tip: you can add glitter, acrylic gems or fun embellishments to your finished sugar skull drawing.
How to Make this Day of the Dead Craft
Download and print out the Sugar Skull Template on white paper or cardstock.
Gather all of your craft materials.
Color your sugar skull with crayons, markers or colouring pencils.
After the skull is fully colored, cut out the skull shape with scissors.
Glue the skull to a piece of colored cardstock or construction paper.
You can also add rhinestones, glitter and sequins to make this even more special!
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