Easy Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull Craft
Not only is coloring with a wide range of colors fun, but incorporating a body part into the mix. Hand painting supports sensory integration with sound, smell, and touch.
What better way to create a sensory craft, than by celebrating Day of The Dead with a handprint sugar skull? Or a ghost wand for Halloween?
There are many opportunities for children to learn through this craft. Watch the children’s faces while they mix one color with the other; show them how red and white creates pink, and yellow and blue makes green. It will get their creative juices flowing with excitement.
Here they will be able to strengthen their hand/finger muscles and improve fine motor development. With scissors to cut out the sugar skull, and paint their designs.
Adapting their handprints will make this craft personable and a loved process every step of the way.
Day of The Dead Facts To Share With Littles:
- Every color used on a sugar skull has a meaning
- Painting your face as a sugar skull represents the loved ones who have passed. Given an opportunity to blend in.
- Marigolds are the flowers thought to bring the family back home.
- Day of the Dead is the day to CELEBRATE the lives of the ones we know and love!
- Hand Paint
- White for Skull, As Many Colors To Design The Skull
- Paint Brushes
- Black Construction Paper