Halloween is not the only holiday that celebrates the dead and other ghostly figures. In Mexico, from October 31 to November 2 there is a special and important holiday called Dia de Los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. It’s a two-day festival full of colorful skulls, music, food and good time. Although it may seem like a “horror” holiday, the Mexican people are actually celebrating Day of the Dead as being something good and hopeful. We want to show you some cool ways of making a day of the dead skull so you can celebrate this special holiday yourself.
1. Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
The most important symbol for this holiday is the Day of the Dead Sugar skull candy. It’s not one of the healthiest foods in the world but it looks great and we will show you how to make one.
Ingredients for the recipe:
6 cups of sugar
Skull plastic mold
Mix the ingredients in a big bowl until they stick together. Press the mixture hard into the skull molds. The molds come with the front and the back of the skull. Stick them together and you’ve got yourself a Day of the Dead sugar skull. When the skull is dry you need to decorate it. Prove your art skills and draw colorful designs, symbolic images, drawings with a hidden meaning or whatever drawing comes to mind.
2. Day of the Dead Skull Tattoos
Another great way to celebrate this holiday is to make a temporary Day of the Dead skull tattoo. The best place to apply it is on your face, to resemble the sugar skulls. This makeup is usually done by women but last year my teenage girl tried it as a Halloween costume and it looked great. There are many types of Day of the Dead skull tattoos, whether it’s a stencil you can apply on your face, a mask or a template, there are many things that can be painted on your face. Make sure you use natural face paint and draw a lot of flowers like rose. Coloring your face to make it look like a skull is extremely fun, you’ll see. The internet is full of pics with masks and how to make a special skull design.
3. Day of the Dead Skull Masks
If you have a sensitive skin and you don’t want to paint directly on your face, you can try making a Day of the Dead skull mask. There are many a Day of the Dead skull masks for sale but it’s cheaper and more fun to make one yourself. You will find tutorials on how to make a Day of the Dead ceramic skull mask on plenty of internet pages, with step- by-step pictures.
4. Day of the Dead Skull Art
You can celebrate the Day of the Dead by decorating your house with Day of the Dead Skull Art. You can print all kinds of drawings, stencils, designs and stick it on your windows, walls, even on your fridge. It will give your house a festive look and the kids will love it.
5. Day of the Dead Skull Designs for T-Shirts
Another fun way to celebrate the Day of the Dead is to make a Day of the Dead skull design for a shirt. You can find the outline of the design on the Internet and make one for yourself. You can print it on a simple white or black shirt and give it a totally new look. The Day of the Dead skull design is always in fashion so you’ll manage to be cool even outside the season.
6. Day of the Dead Skull Jewelry
A Day of the Dead skull ring, earrings, bracelet or necklace will look absolutely cool on you. You can get them from online stores or you can make them following tutorials on the Internet. Imagine showing up with one of these skull jewelry at a get-together. You would be the star of the party.
7. Day of the Dead Chocolate Skull
Besides making a Day of the Dead skull out of sugar you can be more original and make it out of chocolate. You can make mini Day of the Dead chocolate skulls and serve it at a party or give it as a gift for someone’s birthday.
8. Day of the Dead Skull Wallpaper
Even your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer must look awesome. You can personalize your gadgets with a super cool Day of the Dead skull wallpaper. It brings a bit of color to your screen and it will feel like a holiday long after the holiday is gone.
9. Day of the Dead Ceramic Skulls
A Day of the Dead ceramic skull would make a great piece of art for your house or you can give it as a gift to one of your friends. You can even make one yourself, if you know how to mold the clay.
10. Day of the Dead Skull Coloring Pages
The Day of the Dead coloring pages is super relaxing and super fun. You can do it online and then print it. You can frame the results and hang them on your walls as pieces of art. The kids will love to color them online. It’s just like Windows Paint but much more fun.