Children are an integral part of authentic Day of the Dead festivities. Dia de los Muertos skull coloring pages introduce kids to this Meso-American occasion that celebrates communion with the souls of the dead.
Decorated Dia de los Muertos Skull Coloring Page from ArtyNess
ArtyNess offers a free printable skull coloring page for children learning about the many ways to use bright, cheery colors and designs to decorate a Dia de los Muertos skull. Coloring pages already filled in show samples for children to consider when looking for inspiration.
AZCentral Day of the Dead Teacher Packet
This teacher packet includes a number of activities and lesson plan material for the Dia de los Muertos. Skull coloring pages feature whimsical renditions of male and female skeleton heads. A printable paper mask lets the child create her own holiday ‘attire’ that may be painted or otherwise decorated. Also part and parcel of this package is a Dia de los Muertos skull and bones set that can be put together into a complete skeleton.
Skeleton Paper Doll by Teresa Levy/Sewing Stars
Not so much a coloring page as an entire printable art project, this skeleton paper doll appears against the telltale orange and black background that denotes Halloween. Even so, it does not carry the usual October 31st trappings and is therefore another one of the Dia de los Muertos skull coloring pages that allow for plenty of personalization in décor and application.
Authentic Skull Coloring Pages from Ofrenda
Ofrenda offers Day of the Dead coloring pages that are quite realistic and also political in nature. These free printables are excellent choices for older children who are learning about the calavera catrina skull and soldaderas.
Skeleton Mask by Lee Hansen
This face mask mimics a skull with plenty of familiar ornaments, including the cross, a heart and other imagery. It is a quick and easy introduction to the occasion for Western children who may have never seen Dia de los Muertos pictures and may only know skull coloring pages from a Halloween background.
Color Online (or print out) Skull Coloring Pages from Hello Kids
This Dia de los Muertos skull page is unique in that it lets kids do their coloring online. Print out the finished product for display in the home. As an alternative, it is possible to print out the skull coloring page without having to color it in first. This makes it a great repeat activity for the child who wants to create a number of Day of the Dead-themed decorations.