Print your own Day of the Dead coloring pages to decorate however you’d like! Learn more about the holiday and celebrate Dia de los Muertos with free printable coloring sheets.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday believed by many to be Halloween’s Mexican counterpart. Well, not really.
Although they fall around the same time of year and grasps death as a focal point, these two are different holidays with distinct traditions. Do you want to learn more about this one-of-a-kind holiday?! Working on these Day of the Dead color pages can help you get to know this interesting celebration even more.
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Coloring pages are not just for kids, they are for people of all ages. Working your way through coloring sheets is not only good for self-expression. It’s also a marvelous way to get to know different cultures and traditions. If you’re a busy adult who is looking for a new way to unwind after a long day, this is perfect for you.
Is it your first time working on coloring pages? No need to worry about complicated patterns. These Day of the Dead printable pages have simple designs, perfect for beginners. You can add your own personal touch to every pattern, and incorporate flourishes yourself! And what’s even more important is the cultural significance that comes with every pattern. The Day of the Dead is a beautiful tradition that you deserve to learn more about.
FREE DAY OF THE DEAD COLORING PAGES PRINTABLE
This set of 5 has different sheets. Print one Day of the Dead color page or print them all! The backgrounds are blank for easier printing. You can easily add your own designs.
THE DAY OF THE DEAD: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND DEATH
The Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, is a two-day Mexican holiday that witnesses the reunion of the living with the spirits of their dead loved ones. Celebrated on November 1 and 2, this event is meant to be a grand celebration of life. It’s not a sad, dark memorial affair, but a holiday brimming with colorful skeleton decorations, delicious food, and street parties.
For the people of Mexico and throughout Latin America, death is part of life and vice versa. Festivities vary from town to town. Some indulge in alcohol and food on the streets. Others visit their dead loved ones’ gravesites, offering flowers, candles and persuading them to return for a reunion. Most paint their faces to look like colorful skulls to symbolize their dead loved ones.
If Halloween has pumpkins, black cats, and bats, the Day of the Dead has the ofrenda, flowers, monarch butterflies, and skulls. As a way for them to honor the departed, family members set up altars in their homes, complete with photos, food, and other items that once belonged to them. Marigold petals and a pan de muerto, a pastry adorned with skull and bone shapes, are also ofrenda staples.
Perhaps the most popular symbol of the Day of the Dead is the Calavera, an artistic representation of a skull. These skulls come in a range of colors and are usually made by hand using a range of materials, from sugar and chocolates to wood. They are sold in market stalls weeks before the Day of the Dead and are bought to decorate ofrendas. a
These skulls are used not as a gruesome symbol but as a comical representation of life, with death as a constant part of. The most popular type of Calvera is the sugar skull. Traditionally, calaveras are made of sugar and are decorated with colorful icing. It’s sweet and colorful – the kids love it!
Have you seen the movie Coco and have fallen in love with this amazing tradition? Then, you will love these Day of the Dead coloring pages printables, too! With them, you can decorate the Calaveras based on your own style. There is nothing like playing with beautiful colors and embracing an incredible celebration of life and death even from thousands of miles away.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO COLOR DAY OF THE DEAD COLORING PAGES?
- colored pencils
- metallic colored pencils
- twistable colored pencils–you never need to sharpen them!
- fine tip markers
- watercolor brush pens
- dual tip markers have both fine and brush tips
- metallic fx crayons
HOW DO I PRINT THESE DAY OF THE DEAD COLOR PAGES?
When you download the Day of the Dead Coloring file, it will save to your computer as a PDF. Then, you can print as many as you would like.
Use regular white printer paper when you print these coloring pages. You can print one of each of the 5 choices, or print several of your favorite pages!
All 5 of these Day of the Dead coloring sheets have black lines, nothing in color. But you still want to be sure and print in black & white ink so you don’t use up your color ink.
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