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Sugar Skull Mask Craft

My little guy and I have watched the movie Coco probably about 100 times. For those who don’t know, Coco revolves around the Day of the Dead celebration. As such, we came up with this Sugar Skull Mask Craft so that we can start celebrating ourselves.

Sugar Skull Mask Craft

It’s a mask and a puppet and a fun coloring activity all in one, along with a great way to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. You could also use these sugar skulls to celebrate and decorate for Halloween, too. There are 4 skulls on our Free Printable Sugar Skulls Coloring Page to color in. We then cut them out and added to jumbo craft sticks for a fun mask activity.

Sugar Skull Mask Craft

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Mask Craft

To make our sugar skull craft, you’ll first need to print our sugar skulls coloring page on heavy white cardstock.

Sugar Skull Mask

Then, you’ll need jumbo craft sticks, brown acrylic paint, scissors, and a glue stick. You will also need coloring supplies. We colored ours in with markers, but you could use crayons, colored pencils, or whatever works best for you.

Day of the Dead Mask Craft Supplies Needed

  • Sugar Skulls Coloring Page
  • Heavy white cardstock
  • Markers – assorted colors
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick 

Sugar Skulls Craft Step by Step Directions

Start by painting jumbo craft sticks with brown acrylic paint.

Paint jumbo craft sticks brown.

Set the craft sticks aside to dry.

Print sugar skull coloring page and gather coloring supplies.

Now, print the sugar skulls coloring page on heavy white cardstock. You will also need to gather the coloring supplies you’ll be using. We colored ours with markers, but choose whatever works best for you.

Color in sugar skulls.

Then, begin coloring in the sugar skulls however you’d like. There are some small details that may be a little difficult for smaller, unsteadier hands to color in. You could always color the entire skull in the color of your choice for these little ones.

Colored in sugar skulls.

Continue coloring all the sugar skulls.

Cut out sugar skulls.

Once all the sugar skulls are colored in, cut out the skulls. We also wanted to cut out the eyes of ours for more of a mask look, but this wasn’t the easiest to do and is completely optional.

Attach jumbo craft stick to each sugar skull.

Lastly, glue a skull to a craft stick to finish your Day of the Dead mask craft. 

Sugar Skull Mask Craft

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Sugar Skull Mask Craft

More Day of the Dead Craft Ideas

Looking for more fun Day of the Dead crafts? Check out our Cardboard Roll Skeleton Craft, Paper Straw Skeleton Craft, Paper Bag Mariachi Craft, and our Tissue Paper Flower Wreath Craft. You should be able to find more ideas, too, in our selection of Halloween crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Sugar Skull Mask Craft

Sugar Skull Mask Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

This sugar skull craft is a mask, puppet, and fun coloring activity to celebrate Day of the Dead

Materials

  • Sugar Skulls Coloring Page
  • Heavy white cardstock
  • Markers - assorted colors
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Start by painting jumbo craft sticks with brown acrylic paint.
  2. Set the craft sticks aside to dry.
  3. Now, print the sugar skulls coloring page on heavy white cardstock.
  4. You will also need to gather the coloring supplies you’ll be using. We colored ours with markers, but choose whatever works best for you.
  5. Then, color in the sugar skulls however you’d like.
  6. Once all the sugar skulls are colored in, cut out the skulls. We also wanted to cut out the eyes of ours for more of a mask look, but this wasn't the easiest to do and is completely optional.
  7. Lastly, glue a skull to a craft stick to finish your Day of the Dead mask craft. 

Notes

There are some small details that may be a little difficult for smaller, unsteadier hands to color in. You could always color the entire skull in the color of your choice for these little ones.

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