Skull Stencil

This simple outline skull stencil can be printed and used as a craft pattern, mask template or coloring page, or as a starting point for Kids' Halloween Crafts and Mask Making.



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How to Draw a Day of the Dead Skull

Transform this simple skull drawing: Spark ideas by having a look at some Mexican or Aztec Day of the Dead (Calaca or Calaveras) Decorated Death Heads or Masks.

Here's a collection of photos of Decorated Day of the Dead Skulls You will find some fantastically colorful and often surreal ideas, (a ‘Catrina’ skeleton wearing a huge flowery hat, for example!) – and be inspired to add some brightly colored patterns or weird and wonderful ideas to your own, not so Grim Reaper!


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The Day of the Dead is a Christian celebration, representing the combination of the European Catholic traditions of All Saints and All Souls Day with earlier Indian Aztec, Mixtec, Olmec and Toltec pre-Columbian traditions.

Día de los Muertos is a national holiday in Mexico on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. It’s a joyous occasion for family and friends to get together to pray for and remember those who have died. Decorated altars are created and sugar skulls, marigolds (flor de muerto - flower of the dead), and favourite foods and beverages are offered to honour the dead.

Print or copy this skull outline - or here's a

Profile Skull Template.

Cover your skull with patterns and shapes - begin with large simple shapes, such as circles and triangles or stripes. Repeat the shapes across the skull.

Then fill these shapes with smaller ones - don't leave any big empty spaces!

Color your design - Either with the brightest colors you can find - or just black and white can look very effective.

You can use your decorated skull drawing as a design for a fantastic sculpture; Fantasy Mask or handmade print.

These make great Halloween Party Activities or Halloween Decorations!



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