100+ Day of the Dead Craft Ideas

Day of the dead craft ideas

Are you in need of Dia de los Muertos projects? Well, here are all my Day of the Dead craft tutorials! I love this tradition so much – it’s all about celebrating the cycle of life!  I’ll be adding to this list, check back often!

Throughout the years, we’ve really pushed the educational aspect of the holiday. We don’t want people to think it is only about cute sugar skulls and such. We really want to make sure people understand the history, the culture, the customs, the food – and the cute skeletons!

Before we get into the projects, check out my short story with a Dia de Los Muertos theme!

a Day of the Dead short story! #craftychica #diadelosmuertos #latinafiction
Check out my ebook, it’s sweet short fiction piece about Dia de Los Muertos!





133. Day of the Dead Barbie DIY

132. Day of the Dead Conchas

131. Muertos Shrine in a lantern!

130. How to Make a COCO-inspired Cake w/ VeroSweetHobby

129. How to make a sugar skull floral centerpiece

128. How to Make and Decorate Sugar Skulls

127. Ofrenda Prayer Candles + Free Sugar Skull Printable

126. How to Make a Libro de las Calaveras for Day of the Dead

125. Mini Sugar Skull Piñata DIY

124. Day of the Dead Craft: Reverse Glass Painting 101

123. Coco-inspired Sugar Skull Earrings

122. Mini Skull Pinatas

121. Felt Calaca Banner

120. Jewelry to Make for Dia de Los Muertos

119. Easy Ways to decorate for Dia de Los Muertos

118. Here’s a short story I wrote for Dia de Los Muertos!

117. How to paint a muertos mural on your front porch

116. Felt Calaca Banner

115. Faux Fur Sugar Skull Pillow

114. Muertos Pumpkin Shadow Box

113. Sugar Skull Nail Ideas

112. La Catrina Glittery Greeting Card

111. Twirling Skull Ornament

110. Sugar Skull Stencil with Gel Medium – paper arts and cardmaking

10 facts about Dia de los Muertos #craftychica #dayofthedead #muertos

109. 10 Sugar Skull facepaint tutorials

108. Tissue Paper Marigolds

107. Sugar Skull Caramel Apples

106 How to Make Sugar Skulls by Presley’s Pantry

105. Skull Gorditas con Red Chile

104.Amazing Cakes

103. Sugar Skull Empanadas

102. Skull-shaped Sugar Cubes with Mark Montano

101. VIDEO: Crafty Chica’s Glitter Tattoos

100. VIDEO: Jeshua and Maya’s Face Paint tutorial

99. VIDEO: Face Paint for Kids by Pearmama

98. VIDEO: Face paint, champurrado, altar by MuyBuenoCookbook

97.VIDEO: Sugar Skull Piñata

96. VIDEO: Sassy Sugar Skulls

95. VIDEO: DIY Faux Mexican Pastries

94. VIDEO: Dia de Los Muertos Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial

93. VIDEO: Muertos Ceramic Platter

92. VIDEO: Muertos Shrines on a Stick

91 Ofrendas eBook

Round up of Day of the Dead craft ideas.

90. Dia de los Muertos Bottle People

89. Muertos Fused Ceramic Trays

88.Tissue Paper Marigolds

87. Sugar Skull Nails

86. Sugar Skull Necklace

85. 21 Ways to  Make a Skull Shirt

84. Calavera Skull Book

83. La Muerte Hat and Face Paint

82. Muertos Gift Box Party Favors

81. Skelly Tee

80. Muertos Fiesta Pillowcases

79. Sugar Skull Applique Shirt

78. Sugar Skull Pinatas (round two)

77. Sugar Skull Paper Rosettes

76. Doodle Art Skulls

75. Muertos Ceramic Mugs

74.Skull Planters

73. Mini-Calavera Hair Clips

72. Pan Dulce Toppers

71. Calaca Cakes

70. Calavera Hair Clips

69. Sequin Skull Tiaras

68. Skull & Heart Pillow

67. Skull Applique Shoes

66. Day of the Dead Pillowcases

65. 15 Flower Crowns for Dia de los Muertos by Monique Frausto

64. Sugar Skull Stretchy Bracelet with Tarina Tarantino

63. Dia de los Muertos Lawn Art

62. Felt Calavera Masks

61. Skelly Tee

60. Sugar Skull Face Paint Inspiration from The Art Muse

59. Glittered Skull Tee

58. Cookie Cutter Candles

57. How to make a wood shrine base

56. La Muerta iPad Case 

55. Sugar Skull Piñata

54. DIY Dollar Store Skull Shirt

53. Cereal Box Shadow Puppets

52. How to “Sugar Skull” Your Online Portrait

51. Mini-Silkscreen Party Favors

50. Applique Shirt

49. Dia de los Muertos Ceramics

48. Sugar Sequin Hair Clip with @StudioLongoria

47. Matchbook Shrines

46. DIY Sugar Skull Jello Shots (very cool!)

45. Dia de los Muertos Fiesta

44. Textured Rainbow Skull

43. DIY Record album shrines

42. Glittery Skull Note Holders

41. Skully Towels

40. Felt Banner

39. Shrink plastic earrings

38. Candlesticks

37. Art Collage

36. Wire and Clay Sculpture

35. Reverse Glass Painting

34. Colorful Calaveras

33. Papel Picado

32. Papel Picado Luminarias

31. Skully Pin

30. Soft Sculpture Skull

29. White Chocolate Sugar Skulls

28. Sugar Skull Art Apron

27. Corpse Bride Costume

26. Sugar Skull Iced Fedora

25. Mask on a Stick

24. Melted Plastic Shrines

23. Dia de los Muertos Mixed Media collage canvases

22. Skull bookmarks

21. Wacky Rhinestone Day of the Dead Earrings!

20. Tissue Flower Tutorial

19. Recycled Newspaper Pin

18. Resin Skull Bracelet

17. La Calavera Lino Cut Memory Cards

16. Skeleton Rag Doll

15. Embossed Tin Prayer Candles

14. Batik-inspired Skull Tote

13. Glittered Memory Ornaments

12. Felt Flower Headband Hat

11. Gothic Skull Princess Crown

10. Shimmery Skeleton Shadow Box

9. Cycle of Life Face Painting

8. Sugar Skull Spring Eggs

7. Dia de los Muertos Charm Bracelet

6. Plaster of Paris Skulls

5. Traditional Sugar Skulls

4. Cigar Box Shrine

3. Barbie Story Box

2. Ribbon Skull Bracelet!

1.La Calavera Box

Here are some articles to help you learn more about Dia de Los Muertos:

5 Ways Latin Americans celebrate

History of the tradition

It’s NOT Mexican Halloween!

Dia de los Muertos is a long-standing tradition in our family. Granted – not the family I grew up with, I didn’t really learn about this wonderful Mexican holiday until after Patrick and I married. That was 27 years ago, and every year since, we’ve honored our loved ones during this time of the year.

I was an ambassador for Disney Pixar COCO movie! I went on the press junket and wrote a few stories!

10 Facts About Day of the Dead & How Disney Pixar’s Coco Incorporated Them

5 Exciting Things to Know About Disney Pixar’s Coco Movie


100= Ideas for dia de Los Muertos by CraftyChica.com.

14 thoughts on “100+ Day of the Dead Craft Ideas”

  1. You do really good work! I try but my skill level is not advancing. I’m In San Antonio and I’m looking for lessons either online or in person.Can you help?


  2. It it considered cultural appropriation/offensive if I wear catrina face paint on Halloween ? It would be inspired by the character La Muerte on the movie The Book of Life. I have learnt and read about dia de los muertos and would like to celebrate it, but there are no processions near me. I am Brazilian living in the US,and that’s why I ask if it would be offensive to wear that as a costume for Halloween. In Brazil we also celebrate the day of the dead, but its more sad than festive.

    • They are two very separate holidays, but since La Muerte is a character from a movie, you are going as the character! But at the same time, you can tell people how Dia de los Muertos begins at midnight on Nov 1st! And wear the facepaint again for the muertos festivities!


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