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Coco Inspired Sugar Skull Earrings

Sugar Skull Art - Coco movie

These Coco-inspired earrings are for everyone who loves the movie and wants to craft up a little Dia de Los Muertos magic! This is a super fun project that you can do in under an hour, great for parties or craft nights!


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Coco inspired Sugar Skull Earrings Supplies:

Coco inspired sugar skull earrings by Crafty Chica

Shrink plastic (frosted)

Collage sheet of Coco images (Click here for coco-pattern)

Permanent markers (important!)


Hole punch

Earring findings: Jump rings, earrings hooks, needle nose pliers

Beads (optional)

Toaster oven, oven or heat gun

Here’s a video for my Snow White Shrink Plastic Earrings!

Coco inspired Sugar Skull Earrings Directions

Coco inspired sugar skull earrings by Crafty Chica

Place the collage sheet under the sheet of shrink plastic, frosted side up. Trace and color the designs using the permanent markers. Do not use “blendable” markers because they will smear.

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Coco earrings

Cut out the shapes and punch a hole at the top, and at the bottom to hang the extra pieces.

Shrinky Dink earrings

Follow the package directions to shrink in the oven. I place my pieces on a brown paper bag and heat in the oven for five-six minutes until they curl up and flatten out. Watch my Snow White video above to see it in action.

Coco inspired sugar skull earrings by Crafty Chica

After they are shrunk, connect all the jewelry findings.

Shrinky Dink earrings in progress.

They came out sooo cute! The pieces at the bottom dangle and give some fluidity to the overall look. I added a red heart at the bottom to match the nose.

Coco movie earrings

Keep in mind that because these shrink, the colors will become very concentrated. My light blue turned to a teal, but that’s ok, they still look great!

Coco movie craft earrings

What do you think? Are you excited for Coco? The movie releases nationwide in theaters on November 22, 2017.

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