Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Day of the Dead- Sugar Skull Craft


Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and in other cultures around the world.  Sugar skulls are a sweet treat made and left for deceased relatives and "visiting spirits" on Dia de los Muertos.  You can find more information {here} about the holiday 
and the beautiful mask designs of this folk art tradition.

 I've seen a lot of sugar skull decorations around for Halloween this year.
I love it!
The best decor selection I've found has been at World Market.

At our last {Fine Arts Night}, one of the activity rooms featured making these fun Day of the Dead masks.  It was a popular craft and the kids had a great time making them.
If you're looking for a school craft or Halloween party activity, 
this is it!

You'll need:
colored Popsicle sticks
paper plates
glue gun
markers/scissors

Draw out your skull shape on a paper plate. 


To help the little kiddos, we made patterns that they could trace.
You can download my skull pattern {here}

Cut out the traced skull.
Draw and color in black,  2 large eyes and an upside down heart for the nose.
On the ridges of the plate, draw lines for teeth. 
Now decorate with patterns, shapes and color!


Finally, glue a colorful Popsicle stick on the back.
You've got your sugar skull mask!
Happy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos!

4 comments:

  1. So cool! Thank you for sharing with us at the To grandma's house we go link party! Pinned!

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    1. Sugar skulls are big out where I live and this was the perfect craft for kids familiar with them. Thanks Taralynn!

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  2. What a cute idea! Thanks for joining our halloween Blog hop! Pinned!
    Kim

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  3. Hi ladies. I chose your Sugar Skull craft to feature from our Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway--very cool!
    http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2017/11/halloween-giveaway-winner-and-favorites.html

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