I found them over at www.lucid-hawaii.com. They also have a free sugar skull template if you want to make your own.
The skull is basically a circle for the head and a box for the jaw which can be sketched in two parts.
Once the jaw is sketched, it can be rounded out a little on the bottom.
Sketch in the cheek bones from the temple area, a simple curved line like a backwards J.
Draw the eyes sockets low on the head leaving room to embellish them near the temple. Notice the sockets aren’t perfect circles.
The nose is like a long up-side-down heart.
Now sketch in the sides of the jaw from the cheek bone. Use a curved line to place the teeth. The teeth are just bumps above and below the curved line.
When you have finished your skull sketch, take a Sharpie or other ink pen and ink the drawing to your liking. Be sure to erase all pencil lines.
Add flowers or curls to the inside of the eye sockets, and flower petals to the outside of the eyes sockets.
Now add flowers to the head, cheeks and jaw. Any flowers will do, these are simple and quick.
Finally, add swirls, curls and additional embellishments.
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If you don’t want to draw your own, try coloring. These coloring books are available on amazon or in downloadable format on Teachers Pay Teachers.
It’s October and craft season has officially begun. I am especially excited about Dia de los Muertos this year because Guillermo Del Toro will bring us a wonderful animated 3D movie called the Book of Life that will introduce this colorful holiday to the world.
One of my favorite things to make for Dia de los Muertos is Tissue Paper Flowers. The kids love to make these. At my parties, I find even the dad’s will get into it.
All you need to make these beauties is an array of colored tissue paper, scissors, and a piece of ribbon or floral wire. You can even do it with newspaper.
I layer about four to six sheets of tissue paper, fold in half length-wise. You can cut in half and layer again if you like.
Start a fan fold at one end and just fold back and forth.
Secure the center with a piece of ribbon, a twist tie, a pipe cleaner or floral wire.
Cut the edges so they are rounded.
Open up the fan on each side.
Then pull each layer of tissue paper towards you.
In the video below, she is making pompoms, in which case you will pull tissue in both directions. For flowers, just pull up in one direction.
All Finished. Add them to an alter or give them to your friends. And of course they make great party decorations. You can use the sugar skull designs form the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Coloring Book for more alter decorations.
Children love to make these colorful masks and they are so easy. Simply print out (on heavy cardstock) the colorable sugar skulls from the Day of the Dead Coloring Sheets Download available on Teachers Pay Teachers. Then have your children color them in with as much detail as they like. There is also a blank skull template included in the download for children who want to design their own mask. Cut out the masks and attach a heavy popsicles stick to the bottom with glue. Then line up the kids for a Skeleton Parade.