Colorful Calaveras

As you gather with family and friends to celebrate Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – honor loved ones who have passed on with bright, cheerful décor like these Colorful Calaveras!

  • Aleene’s® Paper Glaze
  • Crafty Chica® Little Chica Paint Packs™
  • Crafty Chica® Loteria Game™
  • Crafty Chica® Chunky Glitters™
    25694 Glamour Queen Green
    25695 Popstar Purple
    25696 Goddess Gold
    25702 Sunset Pink
  • Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
  • Miscellaneous

    •   Papier-mâché skull (found at craft store)
    •   Crayon
    •   Paintbrushes – various sizes
    •   Pencil
    •   Newspaper
    •   Foil


    1. Cover work surface with newspaper. Squeeze puddles of desired colors of paint from the Crafty Chica™ Little Chica Paint Pack™ onto foil. Basecoat skull in desired color and let dry.
    2. Use a pencil to lightly sketch designs around the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead and other areas as desired. Use a thin liner brush to add desired colors of paint over designs. Let dry.
    3. Cut out the star or desired image from the Crafty Chica™ Loteria Game™ and glue in the center of forehead. Let dry.
    4. Working in small sections at a time, use a small liner paintbrush to paint Aleene’s® Paper Glaze™ over designs, then immediately sprinkle on corresponding color of Crafty Chica™ Chunky Glitter™. Tap away excess and let dry.
    5. Working in small sections at a time, use smaller paintbrush to add dots of Aleene’s® Paper Glaze™ around eyes and other designs. Place Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Studs™ into adhesive and let dry. Tip: Use a crayon to pick up stud by gently pressing tip of crayon onto top of stud; the wax will help it stick long enough to transport stud into adhesive.
Love & light,

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