DIY Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skulls, or calaveras in Spanish, are typically made of sugar paste or clay to celebrate Día de Muertos. The traditional Mexican holiday is one of remembrance for friends and loved ones who’ve passed. Made as offerings, these little artistic beauties have captured the hearts of many. Just in time to celebrate, I came up with a spooky craft in honor of the colorful sugar skulls.

You’ll need a skull cookie cutter, plenty of polymer clay, and access to an oven.

  • First, cut out the silhouette of the skull with the cookie cutter.
  • Then add in facial features in all black.
  • With tiny balls of various colors, create patterns around the facial features.
  • Once your design is complete, preheat the oven to 275 degrees and cook your creations for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on their thickness.

Use your imagination to take your skulls to the next level. Turn them into a garland, use them to decorate a wreath, or string them onto a necklace.

DIY Sugar Skulls / Crafted in CarharttDIY Sugar Skulls / Crafted in Carhartt

DIY Sugar Skulls / Crafted in Carhartt