The girls and I were stuck indoors recently and they wanted to make an art project. Since Halloween and Day of the Dead are coming right up, I thought we could make something along those lines. Aesthetically, Día de los Muertos pleases me far more than Halloween so that’s what I went with. I wanted to make something using a sugar skull theme without actually making sugar skulls and then I came across a stash of plastic Easter eggs I had saved because I can’t stand to throw perfectly useful things out, I realized that the eggs are just the right shape for drawing sugar skulls on. WOO to the HOO!
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With Sharpie pens in hand we turned the Easter eggs into candy holders that work great for both Halloween and Day of the Dead. Score! A bicultural craft, I love it!
Not that you need instructions because this is so ridiculously easy, but por si acaso (just in case)…
You will need:
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Permanent markers in a variety of colors
Use the permanent markers to draw sugar skulls on the plastic Easter eggs. If you need inspiration, do a search online for “sugar skulls” to get design ideas.
Let the permanent marker dry completely so it doesn’t smudge. We let ours dry in a mini-cupcake pan, you could use an actual egg carton.
What do you think of these cuties?