It came about as a by product of this idea, a Sugar Skull Activity page where you can decorate your own sugar skull by colouring, cutting and pasting your very own decorations.

Kids of all ages will enjoy it, and best of all, it allows scope for lots of creativity. I’ve added several variations of eyes, noses and other embellishments. Try drawing in some extra decorative elements too.

You will need:

  • Printer and A4 paper
  • Crayons, markers or pencils
  • scissors
  • Glue stick or paste

How to Decorate your Sugar Skull:

1. Print as many copies as you like of the blank sugar skull and decorative elements. They’re designed to fit on an A4 page so if you are using another size paper, just select ‘fit to page’ on your printer settings. Get the link to the printable at the bottom of this post.

2. Colour the decorative elements any way you like.

3. The decorative elements. Small children may need some assistance with this step.

4. Glue decorations onto blank skull. Get as creative as you like.

5. Go ahead and colour in teeth. You can also draw in extra patterns or decorations too.

Just a little note: This printable is for personal use only, please do not resell this printable or items made with it. Feel free share this on your own blog but make sure you link back to this post (not the printable image link), thanks for understanding.

Decorate your own Sugar Skull with this fun printable Halloween Day of the activity page. Just color, and paste your decorations.

Decorated sugar skulls to bring to the graves of those who have passed on. Family of the deceased will spend weeks preparing for the multi-day.

Creepy Crawly Spider Crafts and Snacks perfect for Halloween or just for learning about those eight-legged arachnids


If you are looking for an interesting way to decorate your home this Halloween, why not make a planter from an old doll’s head? It has a macabre feel to it in an old fashioned Victorian Memento mori kind of way, but is still kind of lovable. I love upcycling in new and interesting ways, and this Doll’s Head Planter will certainly get some conversations started.

Is it creepy? Well that depends if you find eyes that follow you around the room a little unsettling. I’ve grown fond of her and she has found a permanent place in my garden alongside my other plant pots.

This poor dolly with a mark on her head was rescued from the thrift store, I paid only $1. Several of these would look kind of cool masse, and would be even more amazing with porcelain dolls heads like these .

If you want to get extra creative try painting Day of the face paint designs on it, plant with some flowers for a floral crown effect.