Calaveras are small skull-shaped candies commonly made to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Skulls are closely associated with the Day of the Dead and are commonly incorporated into many celebratory crafts, such as masks, bracelets and paintings.
The Crafty Crow offers a list of 15 Day of the Dead craft ideas for children as of 2015. Among this list are decorated paper lanterns, Popsicle stick calaveras and skull themed face paintings. AZ Central also has a collection of craft ideas for the Day of the Dead, including rag dolls, homemade candles and calavera-themed ornaments and trinkets.