Looking for a fun Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Craftto do with the kids? How about this sugar skull process art activity? Different, everyday materials are combined to create a piece of unique and lovely artwork!
Sugar Cube Sugar Skull Art
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How was your Halloween? Ours was pretty jam packed. We entertained some out-of-town guests, carved pumpkins, attended a couple of kids' parties, and went trick-or-treating. I was loving most of it until the very end. I was definitely burned out by the last Halloween party. Phew. Too much candy and partying for this mama.
Here are some photos from our Halloween adventures:
Several pieces of felt and dozens of hot glue sticks later.... I finally finished both Mack and Lightening McQueen costumes. Chuck and I wore them out when we trick-or-treated around our neighborhood. (Click here to see how I made the costume and click here to see how I made his matching Lightening McQueen shoes, Or, click here to see Chuck's previous Thing 1 Costume and his Mr. Potato Head Costume.)
In addition to trick-or-treating, we attended two Halloween parties at the library. It was uber-cute seeing dozens of toddlers dressed up in costumes. I also couldn't help but ooh and ahh over the cute treats that some moms made. Check out these marshmallow monsters. Too. Darn. Adorable.
Alright everyone... the countdown is on. It's just a couple of days till Halloween. Are you excited? Or, are you over all the orange and black?
I'm in the first group and still SUPER excited for Halloween. I just finished Chuck's costume this past weekend, so he's ready to go. I'm not sure if he'll appreciate the idea of trick-or-treating (plus his allergies prevent him from eating a lot of the candy out there), but I think he'll enjoy seeing other kids in costumes and all the spooky decorations.
I'll upload some photos of his costume later on this week... but today I just wanted to share the last of my sugar skull crafts.
Looking for a simple, cheap, and fun way to make masks for Halloween this year?
Why not try making some out of tulle and fabric paint? Inspired by these masquerade masks from Sprinkles in Springs, I created my own Day of the Dead Mask for Handmade Charlotte. Check out the tutorial here!
Currently my college friend Kim is visiting us for the week. It's been really nice having someone else here while hubby is away. Time just passes by much quicker when you're having fun with a friend.
And just how have we been having fun? Well, we've been playing with Chuck... and eating... and watching tv... and crafting... a lot... a whole lot... Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos are right around the corner, so all of our crafts have been centered around those two holidays.
I'm currently on a sugar skull kick. I just love the way they look. So when I was staring at an old milk jug the other day, an idea dawned on me. Ding! Why not use them to make some sugar skull luminaries? So tada, here's what I came up with:
I'd seen tons of posts for ghost milk jug luminaries for awhile, so I figured this was a nice twist on that craft. It uses skulls and colorful lights instead of ghost faces and white lights. I just love how this little guy turned out. He's so cute and smiley... and gosh darn it, I've just got a big ol' soft soft for any craft that involves twinkly, colorful lights.
Earlier this week I shared that Allison from Dream A Little Bigger and I were doing post swaps. On Monday I visited her blog and showed how I made these cute and colorful perler bead bracelets. Surprise! Today Allison's over here, presenting this super cool sugar skull shoe tutorial. With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos coming up, this craft is a great one to do. It'll certainly get you into the spooky spirit!
Hello! My name is Allison and I'm a crafty cat lady that blogs over at Dream a Little Bigger. Crafting and creating is what I love to do and I'm so happy that I'm able to share that with all the sweet readers at Pink Stripey Socks! I'm a huge fan of Leslie and I'm so excited to be guesting here today!
I've kind of sort of got this huge thing for shoes. Not fancy or designer shoes or anything but shoes I've made up and crafted on. It's a pretty big deal and so far I've made almost 60 DIY shoe tutorials. Don't believe me? Check this gallery
Last year hubby, Baby Chuck, and I went to our first Day of the Dead Celebration (click here to see photos). Feeling inspired by the colors and festive atmosphere of the holiday, I made two skull candle holders out of saved baby food jars.