Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. DIY sugar skulls! tablespoon.com Calaveras (the spanish word for "skulls") are a common theme in Day of the Dead decor. Molding them out of sugar and decorating them makes for a delicious (and beautiful!) treat. 2. Make your own calaveras garland. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF happythought.co.uk Follow this tutorial to create a simple garland of the colorful skulls. 3. Throw a party starring the dead. growingupbilingual.com Cook the favorite foods of loved ones who have passed on, and throw a party in their honor, remembering your time with them. Find more ideas for the perfect fiesta at Growing Up Bilingual. 4. Master the milk jug sugar skull. youtube.com Recycle and create stunning decorations all in one! (Add a tiny led light to watch it glow!) 5. Get lost in paper crafts. makezine.com These spooky snowflakes will add new dimension to your celebration. 6. Build your own shrine. craftychica.com These mini ofrenda are sure to delight. Instructions at Crafty Chica. 7. ...build it even bigger. craftychica.com Instructions for the wood base HERE. 8. ...or make it miniature. craftychica.com To learn how to create these shrines on a stick, click HERE. 9. Pull out all the stops and create your own altar. Flickr: uteart Create an altar to honor and celebrate the loved ones you've lost. In Mexico, they can be found everywhere from homes to schools to businesses in honor of the holiday. 10. Bake pan de muertos. amazingmexicanrecipes.com The sweet round bread is common for placing on altars, leaving at gravesites, or just snacking on with hot cocoa while reminiscing about those who have moved on. (Recipe HERE.) 11. Make your own tissue flowers. teachkidsart.net Marigolds play a large role in the day of the dead -- wreaths are made from both real and paper versions of the flowers, and petals are left to help guide the spirits of your loved ones towards the celebration you've prepared for them. Learn how to make your own tissue paper marigolds HERE. 12. Munch on marshmallow sugar skull pops. mom.me Find the steps towards deliciousness HERE. 13. Bake these mini cakes with a special surprise inside. sweetcsdesigns.com Recipe/instructions HERE. 14. Carve a calavera pumpkin. hgtvgardens.com Ideas for all kinds of stunning Día De Los Muertos themed pumpkins can be found HERE. 15. Paint a sugar skull on a pumpkin. artelexia.blogspot.com Inspiration HERE. 16. Put on a puppet show. corazon.typepad.com These dancing mariachi calacas (skeletons) are sure to delight. 17. Hide behind a mask. scrumdillydo.blogspot.com These clever and easy to make masks are a great project for younger kids. 18. Make a traditional tin painting. kinderart.com Involve a whole class room or craft party to create an installation, or for a free form pre-school appropriate version, click HERE. 19. String your own papel picado. spanglishbaby.com The popular paper art can be made from scratch, or you can get help from a kit. 20. Feast. craftychica.com Recipe HERE. 21. Get crazy with a calavera cake. sugarhero.com A-whole-lotta-sugar skull. 22. Make these DIY masks. ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com Using a store-bought mask as a template, these are quick and easy for kids of all ages. 23. Download these easy printables. happythought.co.uk Find everything you need for a printable party HERE. 24. Color these masks. createcraftlove.com Print it HERE. 25. Paint rocks as sugar skulls. alisaburke.blogspot.com Find instructions for this clever project HERE. 26. Let your souls glow. ohohblog.com Make your own calaveras candle jar. 27. Print and fold these simple masks. happythought-happythought.netdna-ssl.com Instructions HERE. 28. Make a modern collage. modernart4kids.blogspot.com Fun and frame-worthy. 29. Try these melted bead sun catchers. artfulparent.com Find out how HERE. 30. Cobble together a candy cake. abeautifulmess.com Talk about a sugar (skull) overload. 31. Dress for the occasion. mom.me Face painting is a popular way to pay homage. 32. DIY this doll. zingzingtree.com There are enough heads hanging around. 33. Channel La Catrina. craftychica.com Mimic the iconic skeleton's signature look with this hat. 34. Craft your own piñata. blog.partydelights.co.uk Instructions HERE. 35. Get crazy with glue. kidworldcitizen.org A fun and easy project for tiny hands. 36. Decorate everything. kidworldcitizen.org Dishtowels, t-shirts, aprons...if you can dream it you can skull-print it. 37. Surprise your kiddos at lunch. spanglishbaby.com These clever sandwiches will bring the theme to your family table. 38. Drape it in skulls. blog.papersource.com Create this simple calaveras garland with these instructions from Paper Source. 39. Make calaca art. schoolartsroom.com Inspiration HERE. 40. ...And if all else fails, you can still get in to the digital spirit. blogger.com Instructions HERE!