Join Dave Green in making sugar skulls!
Oct 17 from 6-8 PM
Cost is $20 and covers all the supplies needed.
Register here for the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull making event! Space is limited.
What is the history of a sugar skull?
A sugar skull, also known as a “calavera” in Spanish, is a decorative skull made from sugar or other materials, often used in Mexican and Mexican-American celebrations, especially during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. These skulls are typically colorful and adorned with intricate designs, flowers, and other decorative elements.
Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors deceased loved ones and is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Sugar skulls are an essential part of the ofrendas (altars) created to remember and celebrate the lives of the deceased. They are often personalized with the names of loved ones who have passed away.
Sugar skulls have become famous symbols in Mexican culture and beyond, often used as decorations for various events, including Halloween, and as art pieces. They can be made from sugar, clay, chocolate, or other materials and are known for their vibrant and detailed designs.