Calaveras – $1 store craft for Day of the Dead
I tried to make traditional calaveras (skulls) out of sugar for Dia de Los Muertos, (Day of the Dead on November 2nd), but they didn’t come out very well because my local Latino markets didn’t have the molds I wanted to use. I decided I would make them another way.
I saw a creative Etsy crafter had used felt, and was going to make some like that, but then I happened upon ceramic skulls at The Dollar Tree. They were actually 2 for $1.
With just a little craft paint and some creativity – Ta da! A calavera for Dia de los Muertos :)
If you want to make one, too, go check your local dollar stores for clearance Halloween decorations. ¡Diviértanse! (Have fun!)
Posted on October 31, 2009, in art, celebration, crafts, Culture and tagged altars, calaveras, day of the dead, día de los difuntos, día de los muertos, dollar store crafts, Mexican, ofrendas, skulls, sugar skulls, tradition. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.