These whimsical holiday decorations give new meaning to "rock candy". Inspired by the vibrant colors and patterns of the traditional Calaveras, or "sugar skulls", as they have come to be known, these easy to make decorations can be used as doorstops, paperweights, or simply placed around the house for a splash of color and fun. A great project to do with kids, and you can make lots in just one afternoon!
Step 1: Materials
Here are the few materials you will need to complete your skulls
- BIC Mark-it fine permanent markers, 24 color pack. (around $13 at Wal-Mart)
You could also use Sharpies or other markers, so long as they are permanent, I just prefer the vibrancy of BIC markers
- Black Sharpie pen. (around $2 at Wal-Mart)
- Small-ish white rocks. (I got mine from a local beach, but you could probably buy them at a craft store such as Michaels)
- Krylon Triple-Thick Clear Glaze (optional)