Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

These animal sugar skull lollipops are the perfect Halloween treat to make with the kids. The fun Day of the Dead theme gives them a whimsical and unique look.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

I’m always looking for fun new ways in which I can incorporate the Day of the Dead into our lives in fun ways. I was trying to figure out a fun Day of the Dead kid-friendly craft to make so we decided to make these animal sugar skull lollipops with the kids. It’s a fun way of including a little part of our culture into the Halloween celebration. These would make great treats to give away to trick-or-treaters for Halloween or as fun party favors and they are a great Day of the Dead craft for kids to make.

Supplies:

  • The free printable which you can download HERE, printed out in black ink
  • Scissors
  • Colored markers
  • As many Tootsie Pop lollipop as you want to make
  • Various colors of tissue gift wrap paper
  • White tissue gift wrap paper
  • A penny for each animal sugar skull lollipop that you want to make
  • Pipe cleaners

Instructions:

Step 1. Cut the colored tissue paper into 7-inch squares and the white paper into 6-inch squares. You will need 1 colored piece and one white piece for each lollipop you want to make.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 2. Set out a colored square of tissue paper. Set a white square centered on top of that one. Flip both of these over and set a penny in the center.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 3. Holding the Tootsie pop by the stick, set the top of the lollipop on the penny. Gather up the tissue paper while you tighten and twist it around the center where the lollipop meets the stick.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 4. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the tissue paper, then twist it to hold the tissue paper in place. Trim the pipe cleaner and bend the ends so that they will not poke anyone.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 5. Continue repeating steps 2 through 4 in various colors for as many lollipops as you want.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 6. Use your markers to color in as many of the animal sugar skulls as you need.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 7. Cut out the animal sugar skulls and heat up the glue gun.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Step 8. Use the glue gun to attach the animals to the lollipops.

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

Day of the Dead Inspired Animal Sugar Skull Lollipops

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