This family-friendly at-home project includes all the materials and supplies you need to decorate a unique sugar skull in honor of a loved one who has passed!
El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday in which the spirits of deceased family and loved ones can temporarily return from the afterlife to visit the living. Traditionally, El Día de los Muertos took place on November 1st and 2nd, but in recent decades the festivities have expanded to incorporate Halloween in this ever-evolving celebration. To learn more about this holiday, visit thenationalhispaniccenter.org.
This skull-themed project includes:
- two (2) premade sugar skulls
- two (2) glitter glue sticks
- four (4) bags of assorted decorations (e.g. feathers, sequins, beads, ribbon, lace, felt)
- link to a video of decorating tips and tricks
NOT INCLUDED: school glue, scissors
This project is recommended for ages 8+. Children under the age of 8 may need assistance from an adult.
Kits can be picked up at SAM or mailed to you for an additional fee.
SAM's new "to-go" classes are take-home projects you can complete at your leisure from the comfort of your own home. You can pick up your kit at the Museum or have it shipped to you in a USPS flat rate box.
PLEASE NOTE: though these sugar skulls are made of real sugar, they hold their shape with a mixture of non-edible glycerine. Do NOT eat the skulls!