We’re taking kitchen talk to a different level today. Instead of a recipe, I’m sharing a fun craft project to teach you how to make a miniature paper table that you can make at home with your children and use to make a miniature Dia de los Muertos altar.
A few years back I shared a post about how to make a paper table with cardstock paper. It’s an easy budget friendly activity that you can do with school-age children any time of the year. I originally found the printable template on another site but when I went back to it this year, the link didn’t work anymore. So, my husband helped me create one of our own to share here so that more people can have fun with it.
You will need cardstock paper, tape or a stapler, and scissors.
I also created a short video on how to build the table.
I hope you like it!
You can also see the original post (with a few new photos I added from this year) titled Easy Budget Friendly Dia De Muertos Activity.
The table below was made by my daughter, including the clay food. I made the papel picado banner with tissue marigolds for her. You can also purchase mini papel picado banners here if you don’t feel like making them or want them to look more professional. I’m in love with these white ones! These butterfly papel picado banners are also perfect for a Dia de los Muertos nicho or altar.
The paper tiles on the floor are from Crafty Chica’s line of scrapbook paper I found at Michaels two years ago.
My daughter loves playing with miniature dollhouse sized items and rearranging them often. Last summer we painted and hung six square cube shelves of different sizes on one of her walls in her room for her dollhouse toys. It’s really a nice tranquil kind of play that even I find myself enjoying sometimes, lol!
This week, in honor of Dia de los Muertos, I helped her set up an altar in one of her “rooms” for her Grandmother. I think next year we’ll add more decorations, maybe even real miniature food!
Interested in making one of your own? Get the miniature paper table template here.