Craft: Printable Day of the Dead Pillow Boxes

This is a sponsored printable pillow box post for Día de los Muertos. #DiaDeMuertos #BigG


Right after Halloween, my family observes Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Typically it is observed by family gathering at the cemetery to remember deceased loved ones. Altars are built and decorated with marigolds and adorned with sugar skulls. It is a beautiful way to pay homage. As we live a state away from most of our family members, we’ll be attending a local festival and crafting up sugar skulls as we talk about memories of our loved ones that have passed. Both of my children are named after grandparents or relatives that are no longer with us and they enjoy hearing stories of their namesakes. While is may seem a bit gloomy, it really is a happy day for us to carve out time to recall these stories. Here’s a printable pillow box, filled with Trix cereal, that I created for Día de los Muertos to color together. 


white card stock paper
Día de los Muertos printable pillow boxes
colored pencils
craft glue
Trix or Cocoa Puffs



Step 1: Print out the Día de los Muertos printable pillow boxes.


Step 2: Use colored pencils to color the skulls in the printable or leave plain so the receiver can color. 

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Step 3: Cut out the pillow boxes, along the solid lines.


Step 4: Fold the pillow boxes along the dotted lines, fill with Trix (found in the cereal aisle at Walmart) and adhere shut with craft glue. 

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Step 5: Give out at your Day of the Dead gathering and color together while remembering loved ones.


Grab a box of Trix or Cocoa Puffs at Walmart! How will you be observing Día de los Muertos?



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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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