No bones about it, Dios de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a light-hearted way to sweep away the cobwebs of Halloween night. This family-centric, colorful holiday calls for loads of QT, lots of fun memories, and plenty of joy. The iconic (and slightly spooky) sugar skull is a sweet introduction to the celebration and we found 10 creative projects that are easy for everyone. Discover more about the holiday here, and then flip through the album below.

Flower Power

Give your gourd a facelift for the Day of the Dead with a little paint, a black marker, and flowers. You can opt to just decorate the pumpkin, or follow Paula’s easy candle holder tutorial over at Growing Up Bilingual, but either way, these sugar skull will light up your home. Find out how to make your own set over at Growing Up Bilingual.

photo: Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz via Growing Up Bilingual

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—Gabby Cullen