During Halloween season 2 years ago, I did a DIY Day of the Dead Skulls post based on Lorna Love’s 3D Skull template. I doodled some design on the skull templates that I downloaded from her website, and whenever those skulls appear on my instagram or blog posts, people seems to like it. So this year, I have decided to create my own 3D paper skulls template, and add my design on it for you to colour in! I know how much people love to do a little bit of mindfulness colouring these days, so I’m sure that you’ll have lots of fun (and relaxation) with my printable 3d paper skulls colouring templates. Who knew something as “scary” as skulls can be so relaxing?
It’s spring time here in Australia, and look at those roses I picked from my own garden!
A fun activity idea for Halloween: paper skulls colouring & making party! At the end of the day, gather all the finished skulls together, decorate the table with flowers (or pumpkins and leaves, if you’re on the other side of the world) and take a group photo of all the skulls. They will look so colourful!
Making these Day of the Dead 3D Paper skulls is so easy. All you need is to download the template and open using Adobe Reader (it’s a free software, and you need this to open the file), 8″ x 11″ or A4 thick card stock (around 200 gsm will be enough), b&w or colour printer, scissors or x-acto knife for trimming, double sided tape and your choice of colouring medium. I use Copic markers for mine.
Colour your skulls before you cut, score, fold and adhere based on the marks on the template.
Have lots of fun and relaxing time colouring and creating your Day of the Dead 3D Paper skulls! I’d love to see how you colour your paper skulls, so please tag my instagram @designisyay and hashtag #diycolouringskull when posting on instagram.
Here are more printables for you Halloween parties and trick-or-treating: