Felt Sugar Skulls

A non~sugary craft to celebrate Dia del los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

This is a wonderfully open ended project and I encourage you and your kids to search google images for inspiration!

Materials we used:
Template (We shrunk the images to about 3" and used them as a general reference.)
Scrap pieces of wool felt
Embroidery floss
Seed beads

Cut out your white skull and sew (or glue) on all of the decorative pieces.  Cut out a slightly larger black piece and attach it to the back for a finished look.

What to do with your sugar skulls?
* Make one for each loved one and hang them as a memorial banner.
* Applique onto a shirt or bag
* Add a pin back for a broach

How are you celebrating the day?


  1. i love those. what a great idea.

  2. These look like so much fun to make! Thanks for sharing them = )

  3. The boys had fun with them, but quickly got frustrated sewing on all the little pieces. I think fabric glue may be a better option for little ones.

  4. What a great idea. It turned out really well.