Day of the Dead, also known as Dia de los Muertos, is an important holiday in Mexican culture. Taking place between October 31st and November 3rd, people celebrate the Day of the Dead to honor the memory of friends and family who have passed away. However, it is a festive time where people make altars honoring the dead, create sugar skulls, listen to music and eat food. Some people dress up in costume and even have their faces painted as skulls.
Things You'll Need
Use the face painting sponge to cover your face with white face paint. Apply the paint evenly to create a foundation.
Dip the sponge in the black face paint. Apply the black paint around your eyes to create eye sockets. Make them square with rounded edges rather than circular.
Apply a small amount of black paint to the brush. Paint a triangle with soft edges on your nose to create the skull’s nose hole.
Use the black face crayon to draw a design like petals around the eye sockets. Use the crayon to increase the size of your mouth by drawing a line from each corner of the mouth and across your cheeks. Draw vertical lines across your mouth with the crayon.
Use colored face paint of your choice to fill in the petals around your eyes. Use whatever color your prefer.
References and ResourcesFace Paint Heaven: Day of the Dead Face Painting: Sugar Skull
El Museo: Dia de los Muertos Photos
Palomar College: Dia de los Muertos