The Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is a special day celebrated in Mexico on October 31st or on Halloween. See it is a day that finds those who do indeed celebrate to remember those family members or friends who have died.
This day for those who observe it includes festivals, parades and more.
Even though, I am not of Mexican descent, I have been fascinated by this special day, as well as the colorful skulls and artistic creations that are centered around this day.
As cheesy as it may sounds, but one of my favorite places when we visit Disney is Mexico in Epcot. Specifically the the Aztec Temple that houses the San Angel Inn Restaurant, The Three Caballeros ride and the Mexican shopping market place.
I always make sure to visit it whenever we are in Epcot. I also am always tempted to buy one of those skulls, but afraid that it would get broken on the return flight home. So, this year I settled to get a t-shirt with the Day of the Dead Skull pattern on it.
But still what better way to celebrate this upcoming holiday any day of the year, then to try a few of the Day of the Dead crafts, I found recently on Google.
So check out the 15 Day of the Dead Fun Crafts below…
1. Day Of Dead Felt Crafts
2. DIY Sugar Skulls For The Day Of Dead
3. Foam Sugar Skulls Craft
4. Day Of Dead Planters
5. Day Of Dead Stone Skulls
6. Sugar Skull Mask Garland
7. Day Of Dead Sugar Skull Mini Cakes
8. Sugar Skull Chocolate Candy
9. Day Of Dead Lunch Notes
10. Day Of Dead Jar Lanterns
11. Day Of Dead Printable Pillow Boxes
12. Day Of Dead Sugar Skull Mask
13. Day Of Dead Cork Skulls
14. Day Of Dead Printable Masks
15. Day Of Dead Flower Headbands
What about you? Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead?
Or do you just like the Day of the Dead Crafts?
Now let me know in the comments…
Great roundup! The Day of the Dead is a BIG deal down here. I have learned how to face paint like that even 🙂 That’s Southern AZ for you!
OK that is awesome and would love to be taught just how to do this myself, Jen!! 🙂
Meredith Spidel says
What fun ideas, Janine! I always though this was such a cool holiday to celebrate, especially to help kids remember those who have gone before. Thanks for sharing!
Aw, I couldn’t agree more, Meredith and thank you, too!! 🙂
William Holland says
I’m pretty sure your daughters have the most fun mother in the U.S. My mom would just send me out the door and tell me to have fun. 🙂 Happy Weekend, Janine!
Aw, thanks Bill and I try. But trust me I am sure there are still more fun than me out there. Happy Weekend to you, too once again 🙂
Cute roundup! We love celebrating all different cultures in our house, so even though we aren’t of Mexican descent either, I’m going to research a bit more about this holiday and try some of your crafts. Thanks for the ideas 🙂
So happy to share with you, too and hope you can learn a bit more, as well as try a few of these crafts soon, too 🙂
Havent really celebrated the day of the dead but this event seems so fun. Love the diy ideas. Will try to make some of these myself at home
Glad you will try and hope you have fun making a few of these now, too 🙂
J. Ivy Boyter says
I loved the Day of the Dead Felt Crafts … right up my alley! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Aw, so happy to share and hope you can try the felt one out soon, too 🙂
AnnMarie John says
I love seeing those pretty skulls but have never really thought of the day in itself. Those are some great fun ideas. We’ll be at Disney on the Day of the Dead, so maybe we can get something while there.
So jealous you will be there during this time. But still looking forward to being there the month later, too 😉
Those are pretty! My daughter loves the movie “The Book of Life” so I think she will enjoy these!
My girls love that movie, too! So definitely think your girl would enjoy these, as well 🙂
Schnelle Acevedo says
This is so fun! I don’t celebrate day of the dead but my kids would love these crafts!! Thank you for sharing these awesome ideas as usual!
Aw, happy to share and hope you can try these soon with your kids, too 🙂
I don’t know a lot about it but I’m a sucker for these awesome ideas! So cool.
Aw, thanks Tamara and so am I 🙂
Diane Roark says
First of All: I love your new home page! The large slider looks great.
We love Mexico in Epcot too especially riding the boat ride. It is a simple boat ride but lots of fun to me. The picture of your daughter in that big hat is priceless. You should enter it in a contest. SERIOUSLY!
We are such a fan of Donald’s Boat ride, too and thank you for your kind words about my daughter’s pic here, too 🙂
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
WOW! Such a collection of ideas here! Those glowing mason jars are the coolest (although I’m notorious for loving ALL the mason jar crafts)! lol
Thanks for sharing.
I am so with you and love my mason jar crafts, too Jennifer xoxo 😉
Ah, yes! Día de los muertos! Como me encanta celebrar ese día. Hehe. I love Day of the Dead. I love what it symbolizes: a reckoning with our own mortality but it “mocks” it and is a fun borrowed tradition from the Aztecs and Mexican culture.
My own family didn’t celebrate this growing up, but I’ve incorporated it into my own family routine. And it will coincide with a new challenge in my LIFE project. What fun! I had wanted to make a coloring book on Day of the Dead art, but…I find that LOTS of people already have. So…we’ll see what I come up with. 😉
Hope you have a wonderful week!
I wish you lived closer as I would love to learn more Spanish words from you and would be so fun to do some of these crafts with you, too! Wishing you a wonderful week, as well xoxo 🙂
Seana Turner says
A good friend’s birthday is November 1st. One year we took her out for lunch and when I tried to order dessert, the only thing they had was one of those skull cakes. I said, “okay then, let’s go for it!” It wasn’t exactly a normal birthday cake, but it made a funny memory:)
Aw, what a fun memory for sure and loved learning about it!! 🙂
Christine Carter says
It must take so much time to do these kinds of round ups Janine- you are so good at it! I have never heard of “Day of the dead” before… sounds perfect for Halloween!!
Aw, thanks Chris and these roundups though are such fun in general 🙂