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:
–Adhesive-Glue, Tap or Glue Dots
–Accessories- Gems for decor and Wiggly Eyes
–Skeleton Head-You will need this template
and some paper
–Popsicle sticks any size(we used mini jumbo size)
Follow steps 1-11 to build your calavera body with the Popsicle sticks and your adhesive.
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.
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
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.
All done!!! Now hang your Calavera Friend in honor of Dia De Los Muertos!
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