Easy to Make Day of the Dead Skull Pumpkin Candle Holders
Materials for Day of the Dead Skull Pumpkins
- Pumpkins (to make these last you can use artificial craft pumpkins
- Cut the stem off each pumpkin.
- Center candle base on top of pumpkin and trace around it with the pencil.
- Carve out the circle remove the pumpkins seeds and pulp if you are using a real pumpkin.
- Spray paint the pumpkins white and let dry.
- Paint the sugar skull Day of the Dead inspired designs on the pumpkin with the Black Paint Marker.
- Insert the candle in the hole making sure that the candle extends 1.5″ to 2″ above pumpkin. Apply hot glue where candle and pumpkin meet to hold in place.
- Arrange the silk marigolds and flowers around the candle and glue in place using the Two Temperature Glue Gun’s
We placed these on a table along with the picture of my grandmother and grandfather both of whom my kids did not get to meet. This is a great way to remember them and to talk about them with my kids as well as an opportunity to explain to them about death in a positive light and teach them the importance of celebrating life.
Check out more ideas for Day of the Dead celebrations on my Pinterest board below.
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