To adapt the Dia de Los Muertos skull project for my kindergarteners I created a large simple skull shape to be traced in oil pastel. The paper was folded in half lengthwise. The children were instructed to create eye, nose and mouth shapes on the left side only. Next they were to create designs, flowers and shapes (on the left side again only). The paper was folded in half and rubbed with the back of our safety scissors to create a decorative symmetrical face shape. After going over the design again in oil pastel, the shapes were painted with watercolors.