Sugar Skull Masks
Last year, I added a coloring page for a sugar skull mask to the Haunted Library. There was no blog post, but I highlighted it in the Making Make Believe newsletter.
It was a fun piece to make, allowing me to practice creating new designs in Inkscape.
As I can never make just one item, I got even more practice by designing two more AND creating printable, no-need-to-color versions so you can print and go.
It took me a hot minute, but I’m finally satisfied with them, and they are now available as a free download in the Haunted Library.
If you’re unfamiliar with our library, it’s where you can find all the free stuff – templates, patterns, printables, and even a few secret projects.
So, without further adieu, let’s get started.
Making A Sugar Skull Mask
First, select your download. Choose the PDF version if you will be cutting your sugar skull masks by hand, and choose the Print Then Cut version if you want to use your cutting machine.
As a bonus, both the Print Then Cut and PDF options give you two blank skulls to create your own design.
If cutting by hand, open your desired mask in a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader or FoxIt, and print.
Cut out your mask and the eye openings.
To machine cut, upload the desired mask into your design software. I’m using Cricut Design Space.
Resize your mask as desired. I resized mine to the maximum cut size available, which is 9.93″ high by 7.15″ wide.
Now that your mask is printed and cut, you can color, decorate, and personalize it however you like.
My favorite thing about these sugar skull masks is even if you don’t need a costume piece, these make fantastic decorations. Tuck them into bookshelves, turn them into wall art, or use several to create a banner.
Color Me Spooky
I find coloring therapeutic, so I broke out the colored pencils and spent a cold winter afternoon creating a few masks.
I can’t wait to add these to my Day of the Dead decor.
I hope this project gives you a fun and creative outlet while you await the spooky season.
Until next time – keep creating.