Get ready for Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead and make your own sugar skull jewelry pieces! Use our free printable template and different types of Shrinky Dinks sheets to create unique designs for this celebration.
To create these skulls, first download and print the free printable template.
To create these Shrinky Dinks Sugar Skulls on the left, you’ll need Bright White Plastic Sheets and permanent markers. These will shrink and be completely white in the background which are great for any type of jewelry craft. If you choose to glue a pinback on the back, you won’t see it through this plastic sheet type.
To create the Shrinky Dinks Sugar Skulls on the right, you’ll need Rough and Ready Plastic Sheets and colored pencils. Place the sheet on top of the printable template and trace the basic designs then add your own decorations and designs. These are slightly see through and work great for hanging jewelry pieces.
Tip: if you want to turn any of these pieces into hanging jewelry items, make sure to punch a hole prior to baking.
Bake in a preheated oven set to 325 degrees. Remember Shrinky Dinks shrink 1/3 of the size and become 9 times thicker! The coloring methods will also be darker upon shrinking.
Thread your shrunken skulls onto jump rings and turn them into earrings, necklaces or glue a pinback on it.
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