Introduction: Sugar Skull Plates

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Make food-safe sugar skull plates and add some color to your dinner table!

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Rubbing Alcohol

E-6000 Spray Adhesive

Krylon spray paint in white and colors you like

Images from


Black Short Cuts Paint Pen

Minwax Polycrylic

Step 3: Prep the Plate and Cut the Images

Clean the back of the plates with rubbing alcohol

Edge them with a paint pen

*Smoosh the pen over a corner to create a divit and it will easily glide over the edge of the plate

Cut out your images

Step 4: Adhere and Paint

If you are using a white image and painting the plate a color, you will want to spray the back of the white image with white spray paint

*This will keep the color from bleeding through the sugar skull

Spray the front of the image with E-6000 Spray Adhesive and apply to the back of the plate

Add the skull first and then the flowers

When dry, spray paint the back of the plate in a color you like

Step 5: Seal the Back

Add several coats of Minwax Polycrylic to the back and let dry

*Clean these dishes with a sponge and immediately dry them to keep them in perfect shape!