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dia de muertos day of the dead crafts activities for kids

popsicle sticks calaveras
Popsicle Sticks Calaveras are an easy activity to do with kids all ages. Calaveras are not used to scare or cause harm in fact Calaveras are a symbol of the dead coming to interact in a nice way with the living.
Let’s get started in making your own Popsicle stick Calavera! Here’s what you’ll need:
supplies for Popsicle Stick Calavera
–Adhesive-Glue, Tap or Glue Dots
–Paint -White
–Tissue paper
–Accessories- Gems for decor and Wiggly Eyes
–Skeleton Head-You will need this template and some paper
–Scissors
–Popsicle sticks any size(we used mini jumbo size)
–Black marker
Follow steps 1-11 to build your calavera body with the Popsicle sticks and your adhesive.
steps 1-5 steps 6-11

Now it’s time to decorate your calavera body. You can paint or just decorate it as it. We painted ours with a couple coats of white acrylic paint. 
decorate or paint
Cut out your head shape from the template Make sure to size it to your Popsicle stick body. Draw an upside down heart for the nose. Draw the eyes and adhere the wiggly ones. You can make flower shapes and swirls too. Now is the time to make your calavera face fancy.
Calavera face
With your adhesive, adhere your calavera face to the body. Paste it in a slant for some personality. Now with tissue paper add some clothes- a dress or cape. Sky’s the limit.
Calavera dress up
All done!!! Now hang your Calavera Friend in honor of Dia De Los Muertos!
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Ruby WrightRubyis a wife and mother to 2 little ones. She is the Blogger at growingupblackxican.com where she blogs about raising her kids to be proud of their 2 cultures- Black and Mexican. Her family recently moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and are transitioning from being a military family to a civilian family. She is passionate about family, education and all things crafty.

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