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Celebrate Day Of The Dead with some sugar skulls you can keep.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1129 projects »
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  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you begin you will need some sugar skull moulds. You can buy these online, I got mine on ebay, or check your local supermarket around Halloween time.

  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tall a ball of polymer clay and push it in to the mould, making sure that it fills the mould completely.

  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Push the skull out and leave to air dry.

  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 4
    Step 4

    When the skulls are dry, paint them with a coat of white paint and leave to dry.

  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 5
    Step 5

    When the white coat has dried, paint on the rest of the features using bright colours of paint.

  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 6
    Step 6

    If you want, you can dust them with a coat of shimmering make-up powder to give them the look of sugar.

  • How to decorate a skull. Clay Sugar Skulls - Step 7
    Step 7

    When they're all dry, decorate your house with them! Happy Day Of The Dead everyone.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1411 projects
Sugar skulls are little sugar sweets they make for Day Of The Dead
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Käpt´n Toasterkopf
Käpt´n Toasterkopf · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 53 projects
After a long time of waiting and not understanding I finally have to ask: What the hell is a sugar skull?
I´ve never heared of that.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1411 projects
No I didn't have to bake it - the package said to let it air dry and it did!
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Yeah, you bake polymer clay, it will not air dry, but cute creations.
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mamachka
mamachka
Hey Cat you don't have to bake polymer? I didn't think it air dried.
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