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Easy & Budget Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Activity

This easy & budget friendly Dia de los Muertos activity can be printed at home using cardstock paper. It’s a fun way to start a conversation with children about items that are placed on altars for Day of the Dead.

Easy & Budget Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Activity
When I asked my 6-year-old what her favorite part about building our Altar was, I  wasn’t a surprised when she told me she enjoyed making the food and playing with the clay. She’s at that age where the smallest toys intrigue her, and anytime I’m cooking up something in the kitchen, she wants to help.  Today’s post is a quick recap of the paper table & clay food that we made for our Dia de los Muertos altar.   It is a super easy and budget friendly activity that requires supplies you can usually find at the dollar store or Walmart,
Here’s what you’ll need:

Most people already have paper, but card stock is better.  You can get it by the sheet at a a craft store, or buy a multi-color pack from Walmart along with the sculpting clay. The rest of the materials are common things you probably have around the house such as glue, scissors, tissue paper, and any other collage materials that are small.

Easy & Budget Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Activity

Print and fold the table along the dotted lines, then cut along the solid lines.  Tape or staple each leg in place.

Easy & Budget Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Activity

Use toothpicks for shaping and sculpting.

Easy & Budget Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Activity

I love how my daughter added a sun to her altar.
This activity will keep your kiddos busy for a while!  Preschoolers not so much.  My two-year-old barely had the patience to make two little clay pieces.  😉
If you didn’t catch the full post of our main altar this year,  visit SpanglishBaby.com to read all about it!

Easy and Budget Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Activity