A DIY sugar skull painting party to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a great way to have fun with friends (pre and post-COVID). All you need for this project is styrofoam skulls, acrylic paint, brushes, Sharpie markers, friends and perhaps adult beverages. You could easily make this a virtual online party to stay safe.

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Start with a styrofoam skull from a craft store.

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Paint skull one color using acrylic paint. Paint teeth white.

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Add fun detail using a Sharpie marker and paint your shapes. Flower and hearts add nice touches. When finished painting, add a fun touch to the eyes, like silk flowers. Just stick a straight pin through the flower and into the skull.

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Admire the work of your friends.

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At the end of the night, gather the partygoers' skulls together for a group shot.

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Then, plan your next painting party!

xo, Merrill