This year for the first time we had fun crafting around the theme of Day of the Dead. This is a Mexican festival celebrated over three days at the end of October and focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. We don’t have any Mexican connections but my Pinterest stream has been full of ideas so we joined in.
It’s been a while since we’ve tried printing with styrofoam but I thought a skull shape was perfect for this technique.
Equipment you will need:
glitter and stickers to decorate
This is a great craft to do with children as you don’t need any special equipment. I traced the shape of a skull onto a sheet of styrofoam (from a ready made pizza) using the end of a pen.
Whilst we waited we gathered our supplies for decorating our printed skulls – glitter pens and sparkly stickers. This is the one I finished off, I drew around the skull with a glitter pen and added some stickers. The children went craaaazy with the glitter, you’ll have to check out my Instagram to see their finished pictures!