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Sugar Skull Rock Painting Ideas

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Sugar Skull Rock Painting Ideas

This sugar skull craft is a great way to help celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. I’ve done sugar skull makes before but with dimensional puffy paint. This time I wanted to do a more traditional sugar skull rock painting design and used paint pens. This design was inspired by these amazing cookies created by Melissa at Sugarbombe. See below for the step-by-step rock painting tutorial and the best paint pens to use on rocks.

Related Sugar Skull Crafts: Sugar Skull Flower Pots Craft, Sugar Skull Pumpkin, and Sugar Skull Rocks using Puffy Paint

Supplies for Sugar Skull Rock Painting (affiliate links provided for convenience)

Step by Step Directions For Sugar Skull Rock Painting

Mr. Skull Painting Directions

Mr. Skull completed Sugar Skull Rock Painting

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  1. With a pencil, trace out the shape of the skull and sombrero.
  2. Using paint pens, color the skull white and the sombrero black.
  3. With your pencil, trace the outline of two large eyes, a small upside-down heart for the nose, and each side of his mustache.
  4. Color the eyes, nose, and mustache in black.

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  1. Draw a white line at the top of the sombrero to show where the brim is. On the bottom of the brim, take a bright color like aqua and draw another line and add small tassels. 
  2. Make small dots around the eyes.
  3. Draw large flower shapes on the sombrero using blue, purple, and green.
  4. Using complementing colors on the flowers, draw small curved lines to outline the petals of the flowers. Add green leaves around the flowers.
  5. Use those same colors to add small designs to the sombrero. 
  6. In descending sizes, draw small dots on the side of the skull. 
  7. Outline the skull in a thin black line. Add any additional decorations to Mr. Sugar Skull to give him a fun personality! 

Mrs. Skull Directions

Mrs. Skull completed Sugar Skull Rock Painting

Pictures 1-4

  1. With a pencil, trace out the shape of the skull.
  2. Color the skull white. 
  3. With your pencil, trace the outline of two large eyes, a small upside-down heart for the nose, and her hair, parted down the middle into two sections.
  4. Color the eyes, nose, and hair in black.

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  1. Add small round edges to the outside edges of the eyes.
  2. Draw large flower shapes in her hair. We chose pink, orange, and yellow.
  3. Using complementing colors on the flowers, draw small curved lines to outline the petals of the flowers. Add green leaves around the flowers. 
  4. Add two small hearts on her cheeks. Draw a small dot design in the middle of her eyes on her forehead. Add a thin white line in the middle of her hair to part it down the center.
  5. Add a thin black line for her smile. Draw small criss crossing lines to complete it. 
  6. Using orange and yellow, draw two hoops, one small and one large, for the earrings. Use complementing colors like pink to add small dots to complete the earrings. 
  7. Outline the skull in a thin black line. Add any additional decorations to Mrs. Sugar Skull to give her some pizzazz!

Painting the main design on the rocks - step one is to draw the outline, then fill in with solid white or black colors. Next the face is drawn on in pencil, finally the hair eyes and nose on mrs skull or hat eyes nose and moustache on mr. skull are filled in.

Adding the details with paint markers

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