Calavera, or sugar skulls, are a traditional decoration for the Mexican festival of Day of the Dead. These masks are a simple way for children (or adults) to join in the fun. Just print onto card, cut out and tape to a stick or wooden spoon, or attach elastic. You could decorate them further by gluing on flowers, sequins, glitter etc, or outlining features in puffy paint or glow in the dark paint. There are 6 colourful full-size masks in this set.
Printable Day of the Dead Calavera Masks
We love these Day of the Dead sugar skull masks because they are fun rather than scary, and just the right size for kids to cut out - although younger children will need help cutting out the eye-holes and noses.
This lovely, colourful "calavera" or sugar skull would look great on display as well as used as a mask. You could also print it onto card, cut it out an use it as a base for some extra embellishment - perhaps with 3d craft paints, glitter, stickers, glue-on jewels or sequins?