Tots! Activity: Calaveras Masks


Tots! Activity: Calaveras Masks

About the tradition: 

Calavera, meaning “skull” in Spanish, are typically placed on altars usually in the form of sugar skulls. The calavera has become one of the most recognizable symbols of the Day of the Dead. They are a sign of remembrance.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• Mask template *See template below

• Cardstock

• Markers

• Popsicle sticks

• Staples

Mask Template  


1. Print the mask template on cardstock cut it out, including the eyes.

2. Color in the mask with marker.

3. Staple your mask to the popsicle stick so you can hold it in front of your face.

Try pairing the activity with one of these books:

The Day of the Dead by Bob Barner

Día de los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead by Judy Goldman

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown

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