Día de los Muertos Skull Pumpkin by Americana®
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Día de los Muertos Skull Pumpkin by Americana®

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with this colorful skull pumpkin by Americana®
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Americana® Acrylic Paints – Lamp (Ebony) Black, Indian Turquoise, Vivid Violet, Citron Green, Warm White, Tuscan Red and Saffron Yellow
  • Glamour Dust® Glitter Paint – Gold Glitz, Sizzling Red, Limelight and Ice Crystal
  • Foam Pumpkin, 6"
  • Paintbrushes – ¾" Flat, #6 Flat and #3 Round
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Rhinestones
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Pencil
  • Tracing and Transfer Paper

Project Instructions

Step 1 With ¾" flat brush paint entire pumpkin Warm White.

Step 2 Trace and transfer design on front with pencil.

Step 3 Use #6 flat brush with Vivid Violet to fill in flower petals on eyes and design on chin.

Step 4 Use same brush and Saffron Yellow to fill centers of eyes and of flowers on sides of head.

Step 5 Paint flower petals on sides of head and nose Tuscan Red with #6 flat brush. Add small amount of Lamp Black as you go up nose and around edges of flower petals.

Step 6 Use #6 flat brush and Indian Turquoise to outline skull head, lines in eyes, and teeth. Add a little Warm White to blend teeth in middle.

Step 7 Use #3 round brush with Citron Green to outline spiderweb and swirls on cheeks.

Step 8 With #6 flat brush, go over Tuscan Red with Sizzling Red; Saffron Yellow with Gold Glitz; Citron Green with Limelight; and all other colors used with Ice Crystal.

Step 9 Use #3 round brush Lamp Black to add swirls by mouth and to outline eyes, flowers,spider web, nose, teeth, and outer skull.

Step 10 Add rhinestones to eyes with hot glue.


Allow to dry between steps.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by the DecoArt Design Team.