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Live Colorful Featured in Family Fun October/November 2017

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Live Colorful featured in Family Fun

I  have some exciting news! I worked on a few Day of the dead inspired projects with FamilyFun magazine a few months ago, and one of them was featured in the magazine this fall!

Being able to collaborate with such an amazing magazine was a fulfilling experience. I’m a huge fan of their creative projects! They keep me inspired and busy every season, so as you can imagine, it was really hard to keep this collaboration a secret.

Live Colorful featured in Family Fun

Page 24, making memories, is what you are looking for! It’s a sugar skull DIY artwork created with tissue paper and water. You can can download the printable to make your own sugar skull artwork on the FamilyFun site. Don’t forget to get your copy this fall! I promise you won’t regret it.

For more fun ways to celebrate Day of the Dead you need to check out the October/November issue of FamilyFun sister magazine, Parents Latina. I created three extra fun craft projects with them this fall. I’m sure you will love them too!

27 Amazing Day of the Dead Ideas

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Dia de los Muertos is amazing! for all of you that are looking for ideas to decorate a party, or to make your altar or ofrenda, we create this recap post with the coolest Day of the Dead decorations, DIY projects and other fun craft ideas and treats that we found on the internet.

Check out these 27 Amazing Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) ideas! | Live Colorful

  1. How to Make an Ofrenda for the Day of the Dead. All the tips and elements.
  2. Last minute Halloween ideas | Party Pieces
  3. How to make punched paper for Halloween. Whether you want to make punched paper for your Day of the Dead altar or prefer to use it as a seasonal decoration, here are some tips for you.
  4. A colorful day of the dead Halloween party | Oriental Trading
  5. Make Punched Paper o Papel Picado with Colored Paper Sheets. The letter size sheets of paper are just the perfect size to make bright papel picado.
  6. The coolest Day of the Dead inspired Cake | Sweet Life of Cakes
  7. Decorate the pictures of your altar or ofrenda with this free frame day of the dead printable.
  8. Sugar Skulls cake balls | Brit + Co
  9. Read more about the elements of a Day of the Dead altar
  10. The coolest Day of the Dead party | Michelles Party Planit
  11. Couldn’t find marigold flowers for your altar of ofrenda. Here an easy way to make cempazuchitl paper flowers.
  12. Frida Kahlo Day of the Dead inspired fiesta. Fun! | Karas Party Ideas
  13. Planning a day of the dead party? Here a fun way to welcome all your guests. Day of the dead colorful wreath DIY.
  14. Day of the Dead sugar skulls party decorations | Hostess with the Mostess
  15. Learn how to make chocolate skulls inspired by the Day of the Dead in 5 easy steps!
  16. Awesome printables, crafts and other ideas inspired by Day of the Dead | Happy Thought
  17. What are the traditional colors for the Day of the Dead celebration?
  18. These awesome hama perler beads Day of the Dead decorations | Let’s Do Something Crafty
  19. Just for fun. 10 awesome Day of the Dead coloring books.
  20. We just adore this mini papel picado DIY. Isn’t it adorable? | Manitas de Gato
  21. The perfect treat for your Day of the Dead party! The easiest way to decorate chocolate skulls for Day of the Dead.
  22. Pretty Day of the Dead stone sugar skulls | Alisa Burke
  23. The cutest mini papel picado printable!
  24. Day of the Dead party pinata! | Party Delights
  25. Papel picado printable, a fun activity for the kids.
  26. For your cute plants. Day of the dead planters | Plaid Online
  27. Day of the Dead printable stickers that the kids can color and use to decorate everything they want!

More ideas and inspiration here. Have fun!

The Easiest Way to Decorate Chocolate Skulls for Day of the Dead

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The easiest way to make your own calaveritas de chocolate for Dia de los Muertos! | Live Colorful

We are a few days away from Halloween and the Day of the Dead celebrations. That put us in the mood of making a super fun and easy tutorial show you how to make and decorate chocolate skulls using a different kind of candy!



  • 3D Sugar skulls mold (Similar to the one we got on a local store)
  • White chocolate (500 grams)
  • Candy, chocolate chips, colored edible confetti


1. Melt about 90% of the white chocolate in a double boiler carefully. Check the temperature regularly. Turn off the stove when you get a liquid chocolate consistency.

2. Pour the white chocolate in your skull molds, do it slowly and carefully. Then put your chocolate skulls in the refrigerator.

3. Wait one or two hours until yours skulls feel firm.

4. With the white chocolate leftovers, do the same as step # 1. When the chocolate is ready, pour it into a small container and use it to glue the candy.

5. Have fun decorating the chocolate skulls!

Check out the tutorial that we made last year, it’ll explain more in detail how we made the chocolate skulls. We decorated them with melted white chocolate painted with food coloring. It was fun!

How to Make Chocolate Skulls for Day of the Dead

Learn how to make chocolate skulls inspired by the Day of the Dead in 5 easy steps! |

Learn how to make chocolate skulls inspired by the Day of the Dead in 5 easy steps! |


More Day of the Dead projects and ideas here.