Kids Craft - Day of The Dead Wind Socks

Day of the Dead wind socks are a great craft to make with kids this Halloween.

Is it Halloween prep time already? I swear this summer was a blur, and August, a mad dash to finish planning out our school and scouting year. Thankfully, we managed to squeeze in a couple fun trips but not nearly enough which makes me anxious to get busy with our holiday crafting.

This time of year is made for making, especially with kids. There are so many festivities! Halloween is a favorite crafting opportunity around our house and the inspiration behind these Day of the Dead wind socks!

Have a spooky good time creating these Day of the Dead wind socks with the kids!

Day of the Dead wind socks require few supplies making them the perfect kids craft.


  • Plain copy paper
  • Streamers or crepe paper cut into strips
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Black Markers
  • Crayons
  • Glue Stick Not pictured: It actually rolled off the table.

Drawing Day of the Dead masks with the kids is easier than you'd think! Read more about it here.

Step 1: Draw your skulls! This is actually much easier than you think as long as you keep it simple.

Fold the paper in half, draw your nose (upside down heart) on the fold, and two round eyes on either side.

For the mouth, you can either draw a straight lined smile with tally marks through it. Or, oval teeth. From there, give a quick lesson on symmetry and let everyone get creative with their embellishments.

Once satisfied, they can start coloring in their designs.

Get creative this Halloween and make Day of the Dead masks with the kids!

Step 2: Flip the paper over and use the glue stick to attach your crepe paper or streamers along the bottom of the page.

It's easier than you think to draw your own Day of the Dead skull, find out more here.

Step 3: Roll up your wind sock and staple it in place. If stapling is too hard you can also use tape.

This quick kids craft is perfect for celebrating Halloween and the Day of the Dead.

Step 4: Use the paper punch to make holes on either side of the roll. Flattening it out a bit makes it easier for little ones to get the holes even.

Share in the Day of the Dead celebrations with a quick and easy kids craft!

Step 5: Weave a bit of string through the holes and tie the two ends together.

Hang these Day of the Dead wind socks for a cool classroom Halloween decor.

Now you're ready to hang your Day of the Dead wind sock! If you have a classroom these would look great hanging along a banner or throughout the room! 

Kids Craft: Day of the Dead Wind Socks Perfect for making with a class or group of kids.

Did I mention this was a Craft Lightning project? What that means is it takes less than 15 minutes to make! Wanna see more Halloween inspired projects like this one? Click the link below!


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