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Sugar Skull Rocks Using Puffy Paint

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Sugar Skull Rock CraftThese puffy paint sugar skull rocks are a great project for all ages to help learn and celebrate Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  There’s a secret weapon though when it comes to making them. Not all puffy paint is created equal. I actually tried several brands before I came across the Tulip Slick Dimensional Puffy Paint(aff. link) The biggest difference is the opening of the applicator. This brand has a small opening at the tip making it much easier to make lines, dots and small details. Sugar skull rocks craft

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  1. Spray your rocks outside on cardboard using a black or white primer. Two coats are ideal. Sugar Skull rock craft
  2. Draw a basic sugar skull design onto the rock using a pencil. Sugar Skull rock craft
  3. Shake your puffy paint bottles well and test them first on a scratch piece of paper. Sugar skull rocks craft
  4. Carefully add the puffy paint to the rock. Sugar skull rocks craftSugar skull rocks craft
  5. Let dry completely.
  6. Seal your finished design with a spray sealant to protect it or leave as is. Sugar Skull rock craft

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Hope these sugar skull rocks have provided some Day of the Dead craft inspiration. For more fun crafts, make sure you’re following me on me on Instagram @Colormadehappy and Facebook. And be sure to come share what if you’ve created if you’ve been inspired by one of my posts. I’d love to see it.

If you are interested in more rock craft ideas, check out these other great rock painting and decorating posts.

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  1. I LOVE these!!! I ran out today to my local Hobby Lobby and bought the Tulip Neon paint! Can’t wait to try them, especially with Halloween approaching. If I do okay, I’m going to purchase the glow in the dark paint as well! I love how you not only show us detail for detail how to draw on the rocks but the exact products you use (which are usually one’s we can find at our local craft stores)!! Thank you so so much!! I’m totally following your website and Instagram!!!

    1. You can buy them on Amazon, the links are on the post or you can also find them at Michael’s and Hobby Hobby. Not sure about Wal Mart.

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