2 Day of The Dead Colourful Craft Ideas

Take a look at our two Day of the Dead sugar skull inspired crafts, one for you and one for the kids!

The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico. It is a festive celebration of the lives of loved ones who have passed away.

Sugar skulls represent a departed soul, have the name written on the forehead and are placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honour the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, flowers, colourful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments.

  1. Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Inspiration – See idea

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Our first Day of the Dead inspired craft is for adults, a colourful sugar skull, originally created for an Easter staff competition,using a paper mache egg!
Adorned with self adhesive jewels, sparkling buttons and pen detail, this is a great craft to celebrate Day of the Dead and fun to create, making a perfect decoration, gift or ornament.

2. Day of the Dead Kids Craft – See idea

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Our second Day of the Dead sugar skull craft can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.
It requires minimal supervision and is a great way to encourage kids to look at different cultural festivals from around the world.
The perfect craft to enjoy at a kids Halloween party to make and then take home as a party favour!

You may also like to check out our bright and colourful Day of the Dead tableware, a perfect match for your sugar skull inspired crafts.

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