Today is Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. A Mexican holiday in which friends and families gather to pray, and remember those who have passed. Traditions include ofrendas, which include the deceased favorite things, sugar skulls, food and beverages.
Inspired by this day I made a Piñata, a sugar skull Piñata!
Here’s what you will need:
Tissue Paper (in different colors)
Scissors/ X Acto Knife
Start by drawing a skull outline on the cardboard, and cut it out. Trace the cutout on the cardboard, then cut the second outline to make two exact skulls.
Cut out long strips of cardboard, long enough to go around the end of your skull cutout.
Using the strips of cardboard trace the skull cutout and tape the corners together, it should look something like this….
Now repeat by taping the other skull cutout on top.
Now you decorate! Cut the paper tissue into long strips with fringe. Glue them on to your Piñata, starting from the bottom up by layering the fringe.
Now cut and glue an upside down heart and mouth for your sugar skull Piñata.
Make a flower crown for your Pinata, out of paper tissue. First, cut even square pieces and layer them on top of each other. Fold back and forth to create a fan, then using the string tie the middle and cut the ends round. Pull each layer to the center of the fan. Fluff and listo!
Glue all of your flowers on top of the Pinata, and make your eyes with both cut outs of black tissue and paper flowers. And your done!
Its going to be hard to see my friends destroy this!
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