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
• Popsicle sticks
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