I like Halloween but,
I love Day of the Dead!
...the celebration, the colors, the vibrancy...
I especially love all the colors and detail of those
little sugar candy skulls.
Soooo, I had to craft one.
I found these little paper mache skulls at Michael's. I painted
Once dry, I got to work on drawing out my pattern.
Next I traced my lines with glue.
Then I began to lay out my twine as if I was piping royal icing.
So much fun! I couldn't think of a better product to use for this project.
SERIOUSLY!! The best colors!!
When I was done with twining the skull I add a
lovely fine glitter. Very realistic sugar! Don't ya think!?
Here is a view of the front and back.
After the glitter dried I cut a whole in the bottom of the skull.
Just large enough to fit one of those battery operated tea lights.
I pained and glittered the inside of the skull too.
I loved making this Day of the Dead sugar skull!
It was a nice departure from Halloween crafting.
Paper Mache skull
Super fine glitter