15 Day of the Dead Skull Crafts

Day of the Dead is a happy, colorful party celebrated in Mexico every November 2. It’s a special day when families wait for loved ones who have passed to come back to Earth to spend a little time with them. Cemeteries are awash with bright flowers and music, and many homes display their own Altares de Muertos to remember the family members who have gone.

Last year, my family and I spent the day in a small town in Guanajuato, Mexico, and we were amazed and moved by the celebration. My husband and I took our camera and tried to capture the beauty of the event at night. My 9-year-old son took the camera from us to capture the colors and ambience at a local cemetery. I was so happy to have my family with me during this special time.

The popularity of Day of the Dead has increased lately, especially outside of the countries that traditionally have celebrated it, and a lot of artists have created their own interpretations and crafts. Here is a gallery of crafts inspired by the sugar skull, one of the most common elements of Day of the Dead. Enjoy!

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