Today we are learning how to draw a Sugar Skull with simple step by step instructions that you can print for reference. Skull drawing is easy despite the intricate details and decorations you might want to add with this skull drawings – easy lesson created with kids in mind. Use these printable sugar skull sketch directions at home or in the classroom.
Simple Sugar Skull Drawing Instructions
Today we are helping our kids develop their creativity and improve their motor skills by drawing a sugar skull! Follow along the skull drawing easy instructions and print for later reference. Click the purple button for the printable sugar skull drawing lesson:
This skull drawing lesson pack includes 3 printable pages with detailed instructions to draw a beautiful sugar skull. Just follow the easy drawing instructions…
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How to Draw a Sugar Skull Step by Step
First, draw an oval as the basis of the skull.
On the lower quarter, draw a rectangle.
Draw a second oval inside the square you just drew.
Now erase all the extra lines of the ovals and rectangle.
Let’s add ovals for the two eyes.
Draw an upside down heart for a nose.
Draw a curved line for the smile and small vertical curved lines for teeth.
Erase all the extra lines and you are done with your skull drawing! You can stop right here if you desire a simple skull drawing or move on to step 9 to make this a sugar skull drawing!
Get creative and decorate your Sugar Skull!
Now it is time to celebrate how awesome your drawing turned out!
Easy Skull Drawing Instruction (Download & Print PDF)
What do sugar skulls represent?
The skulls represent human skulls with pronounced cheek bones, large circles for eyes, and are used as decorations and are iconic symbols of for the Day of the Dead celebration.
Skull Drawing and Dia De Los Muertos
The sugar skull is often associated with Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It is a Mexican Holiday at beginning of November. These sugar skull designs are often depicted as colorful skulls and have a flower design element to them.
Free Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Ideas
Day of the dead art is super colorful so make sure to use as many colors as possible!
- Vibrant colors are the most used, but let your kid choose whatever colors they prefer.
- So grab your pencil to draw and crayons, markers, colored pencils and paint to decorate!
- We love the idea of using the easy sugar skull drawing technique as part of your Day of the Dead for kids celebration. <–Click for a whole bunch more ideas!
How do you make a 3D sugar skull?
While we have learned how to draw a sugar skull with this easy drawing lesson, it is fun to create 3D sugar skulls. Create a 3D sugar skull as a decoration or as a planter or carve a sugar skull into a pumpkin with this Day of the Dead pumpkin carving.
Easy Skull Drawing Ideas
Children love drawing! Even when following a step by step drawing tutorial, each kid’s drawing is unique; from the way they hold the crayon, to the colors they choose.
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How did your sugar skulls turn out? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.