15+ Day of the Dead Crafts and Tutorials

I don’t ever remember seeing a lot about Dia de Los Muertos when I was growing up, but these days, I see lots of decorations at Michaels for Day of the Dead crafts with bright and festive skeletons and skulls.  After the Big One’s schools started doing Sugar Skull crafts and activities, and I saw how pretty they were, I thought that maybe a few crafts and treats to celebrate the Day of the Dead would be fun.  They definitely add a bit of color and design into otherwise orange and black Halloween season.  Did you know that Dia de Los Muertos originates in Mexico and the Aztecs?  I didn’t!  I also I didn’t know that the Day of the Dead takes place from November 1st to November 2nd, with the first day having more child-centered focus and the second day having an adult focus.  Regardless on which day you choose to celebrate, there are so many wonderful Day of the Dead Crafts, Snacks and Tutorials that are available on the web.  Here are just a few of them that I found.

Dia de Los Muertos is November 1, and is a two day celebration, known in English as the Day of the Dead. Interested in creating some fun and easy crafts and treats with those beautiful colorful skull and skeleton designs? Check out this collection of 15+ ideas-- you are sure to be inspired with these crafts, snacks and tutorials to help you celebrate the Day of the Dead.
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Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box

I attend Snap Conference this past April, and learned about this really awesome event that is hosted by Laura Kelly over at Me and My Inklings and World Market.  It’s a Popcorn Box Party where each blogger takes a popcorn box from World Market and uses craft materials to create a halloween inspired popcorn design.  Sounds amazing right?  Well, I started thinking and thinking, and I got this idea to make a spider web design with fishing line and shimmery black cardstock.  I had the image in my head, so I went looking for spiders.  And while I was shopping for the supplies, I found this amazing and shimmery washi tape, and I thought, “Why should I make the project any harder than I have to?”  You know what I mean?  Sometimes bloggers and crafters go for the  challenging path, rather than the obvious craft solution.  I picked up two rolls of the washi tape, and the end result was adorable, and I got my spiderweb look without all of the hassle.  Here’s how I made my own Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box.

Take your traditional popcorn box to another level with this fun and spooky Spider web design using Washi Tape. This project will take about 30 minutes to create your very own spider web washi tape popcorn box for #PopcornBoxParty2016
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Halloween Spooky Eyes Luminaries

I was driving along the other day, and this memory of a scene from the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland popped into my mind.  Alice is lost in the Tulgey Woods and sees these spooky eyes in the woods.  (If you are really curious about the image, a quick Google image search for Tulgey Woods, should yield the image that I am referring to.)  Then I started thinking about all of the times, this image appeared in animated movies for situations where people are lost and scared– Brightly colored eyes reflecting back from the woods.  I decided to see if I could recreate this look with Halloween luminaries. I know traditionally that luminaries are paper, and I love the look of paper luminaries.  For this project, I used jars and glow sticks, so we could reuse the luminaries, and given the busyness of the Little Monkey’s chubby little hands these days, I wanted to reduce fire risk.

My Mom Made That: Spooky Eyed Halloween Luminaries
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