Sugar Skull Bookmark

Sugar Skull Bookmark

Here in my country, we celebrate “Día de Los Muertos”, also known as the Day of the Dead. But don’t let the name fool you! It’s not a spooky celebration, rather, it is a day to remember those we love but are no longer with us.

Sugar skulls are icons of this day because they represent both death and the sweetness of life. That’s why we decided to make these cute bookmarks to celebrate this day.

You can also make them with your kids to talk about traditions in other countries. Or make them as a fun and easy classroom project.

Scroll to the end of this post to get the printable templates. There are 2 versions available: full color and black and white. You can pick the one that fits your group better and have fun making these skulls.

Ready to fold these bookmarks?

Let me show you how!

Sugar Skull Bookmarks

How to Make a Sugar Skull Bookmark

To make these Day of the dead bookmarks, your kids need to be able to cut and fold.

If they are young children, you can help them with the cutting and let them do the rest. The folding doesn’t need to be exact on these bookmarks.

Here you can find a list of the materials we used and the instructions we followed to make these bookmarks. I promise they are very simple!

And there is also a video tutorial in case you prefer to watch it.


Making these sugar skull bookmarks only requires:

  • Regular white paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sugar Skull Bookmark Template (available here!!)


  1. Start by printing and cutting the skull bookmark template.
Print and cut the sugar skull bookmark template
  1. Fold along the purple line to make a triangle. Make sure to keep the sugar skull on top.
Fold along the purple line
  1. Flip over your triangle and fold the top layer down to create a pocket.
Fold top layer down
  1. Fold the left side of the triangle up.
Fold left corner up
  1. Repeat with the right side.
Fold right corner up
  1. Insert each side into the pocket and crease well.
Insert sides into pocket
  1. Flip the bookmark over to see the skull and cut out the white parts.
Cut out excess

Skeletastic! Your sugar skull bookmark is completed.

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Sugar Skull Bookmark Video

If you had some trouble with the written instructions, don’t worry! I made a video tutorial of how to fold this origami skull bookmark. Check it down below.

And don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more fun crafts and activities!

Sugar Skull Corner Bookmark Template

If you want to make this easy Sugar Skull Bookmark, you can get the printable template by clicking the link below.

As I told you earlier, there is also a black and white version included if your kids prefer to color their bookmarks as they want.

Happy Day of the Dead!


*Please remember that these printables are for personal use only. You may not sell, share, or distribute the files.

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