Halloween Halloween/Dia de los Muertos, amigos. Here are some crafts I have for my second graders' upcoming Halloween party. They're pretty quick, cheap and relatively easy to set up and execute.
Michael's had some great paper mache skeletons and skull masks. I spray painted them white with matte paint, and the kids decorated them to be sugar skulls. They were $2-3 full price, but with a 50% discount shortly before Halloween, as well as Michael's 15% teacher discount, they were pretty cheap. (There's Marlie Rose lurking in the background!)
Tissue paper and baker's twine from Dollar Tree made great papel picado garlands! Dollar Tree had tons of colors of both.
Cempazuchitl paper flowers are great for flower crowns, or just in their own decoratively. Once again, just baker's twine and tissue paper from the Dollar Store.