In the past couple of years I have become interested in the Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This is a day where family and friends remember and celebrate loved ones who have died.
I remember learning about this holiday in high school but didn’t develop an appreciation for it until recent years. I have always been a Halloween nut and Dia de Muertos combines elements of Halloween such as skulls, but the flowers and bright colors of the sugar skulls make it fun instead of scary.
In the past year I have also gotten into the adult coloring book craze. I find it relaxing and, next to crafting, it is one of my favorite stress relievers. This is why when I saw the Dia de Muertos sugar skull stencil I knew it would make for a fun adult coloring project.
I found a 9-inch craft box and began by spray painting it black. Make sure the paint has completely dried before moving on to the next step.
Once the black paint has completely dried, you will want to prepare the stencil. I used a spray craft adhesive that can be permanent or temporary. Obviously, you want to follow the directions for a temporary bond. You will then want to stick the stencil to the lid of the box.
After sticking the stencil to the lid, you will want to spray paint it white. Wait for the paint to completely dry before removing the stencil.
Once the stencil has been removed you will have the outline of the sugar skull which is ready for coloring!
I have this awesome set of all different colors of Sharpies which I knew would be perfect for this project. Use the Sharpies to create a cute sugar skull which is perfect for celebrating Dia de Muertos. Plus, it make a great storage box when you are done!
While you are here, be sure to check out some more of my Halloween craft projects!