Typically observed from October 31st– November 2nd, The Day of the Dead is meant to honor the lives of the deceased through colorful displays, delicious food and familial gatherings. The celebration coincides with the 3-part Catholic holiday of All Saint’s Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. In many parts of Mexico, the holiday season is often signaled by the sight of the monarch butterfly, which migrates to Mexico each autumn. The butterflies are believed to be the spirits of past ancestors returning to celebrate with their loved ones.
Sugar Skulls Coloring Books
During Dios de Los Muertos it is a common practice to decorate gravesites or construct small shrines or altars adorned with pictures and other personal mementos of one’s ancestors. Brightly colored and fragrant marigolds are placed as a means of guiding the souls of the deceased to reunite with their family.
Other common decorations include calacas and calveras (skeletons and skulls) which, unlike what is typically found during Halloween, are not used to invoke fear, but rather to depict the happiness and enjoyment of life. Intricate and ornately crafted sugar skulls are often given as gifts to family or friends.
This coloring book includes 50 images of traditional and non-traditional skulls like mandala and animal skulls along with gothic women celebrating Day of the Dead and illustrations that mix different cultures.
El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, has been celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries since pre-Columbian times. This is a very special & beautiful ritual, full of love and remembrance, in which families happily remember their cherished relatives that have passed on. The publisher Papeterie Bleu has created two editions for colorists. The traditional sugar skulls printed on white paper or the midnight edition printed on black.
25 hand-drawn, unique & original coloring pages drawn by Sachin Sachdeva and inspired by the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Pages are printed on one side only for easy removal and colors won’t bleed.
Thaneeya McArdle has a couple Sugar Skull Dios de Los Muertos Coloring Books for your creative pleasure and a calendar.
Thaneeya‘s books are different than the self-published books, she uses thick quality paper with images on one side only to prevent bleed-through so now is the time to bring out all your favorite bright-colored markers. They are also perforated for group coloring or sharing.
She also includes several full-color examples for you to color in her books and explains some color theory for beginning colorists. Experience the colorful mysticism of sugar skull folk art with creative art activities inspired by Dia de los Muertos!
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Colorea Dia de Los Muertos (Spanish Edition
Each month features a fun and vibrant skull drawing inspired by the candy skulls made out of sugar that are given as gifts on the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos a.d illustrated by Thaneeya McArdle
This coloring books pages have black backgrounds so you don’t have to worry about them looking dramatic when you are done. Pull out the bright florescent pencils for this one
Steven Turner aka Squidoodle has a book that is not exactly sugar skulls but I think you’ll enjoy his quirky versions.
Over 30 hand-drawn detailed illustrations for the macabre and the mysterious to color in. Includes sugar skulls, floral skulls, dinosaur skulls and a unicorn skull! What?
Printed on perforated one-sided paper.
This book from Creative Haven Publishing by illustrators David & Chris Edgerly is launching August 12, 2020 just in time to get ready to celebrate next year. 31 Sugar Skulls and whimsical poses depicting the holiday are included on one-sided paper that is perforated.
Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertes Coloring Book
Over 40 hand-drawn illustrations by artist-designer Rick St Dennis intended for the adult coloring market. Drawing from the exotic legends of Latin America and the Caribbean THE DAY OF THE DEAD is a treasure trove of lavishly intricate drawings celebrating the annual event.
Dios de Los Muertos Activity Books
I was excited to receive this book from Barron’s publishing to take a look at and it continues the theme of the mask book above with fun activities for adults (aka kids of all ages) It includes 20 different origami projects, 70 printed origami papers including lots of sugar skulls and day of the dead themed ones as well as 20 pages to color yourself.
This book contains 20 projects to plan your Day of the Dead party or season. It starts with rituals and their origins and provides you with DIY ideas for decorations and decor, continues with food and drink recipes including yummy cocktail recipes like La Paloma Sangrienta (The Bloody Dove.)
More DIY Party decorations continue with costume and Facebook ideas.
Dia de Los Muertos Gifts
Colorists are often office supply nuts so these cute pens options would be fun gifts. CLICK HERE TO ORDER
You honestly can never to too old for stickers!
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