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Day of the Dead Decorated Foam Heads

Day of the Dead Decorated Foam Heads
Day of the Dead Decorated Foam Heads
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Spice up your DIY Halloween Decor with these Day of the Dead Decorated Foam Heads! This easy Halloween craft is wonderfully macabre and will impress family and friends alike. As intricate as these Halloween projects look, they're surprisingly easy to make, so any crafter can create this stunning craft. You can even recruit the kids to help you paint and decorate the foam heads. Place these around the house for your next Halloween party, and your guests will be sure to love them. You'll enjoy creating these foam heads so much, you'll want to make them year after year.

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsCraft Foam

Primary TechniqueMixed Media




Materials List

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Foam Heads (Female, Male and Skull)
  • Decoupage
  • Spray Paint: Silver and Gloss Black
  • Acrylic Paint: Metallic Silver
  • Brush Tip Markers
  • Flower Accessory: Black
  • 2" Flat Lace Trim: 12" Black
  • Drop Cloth
  • Flat Paint Brush
  • Scissors


  1. Coat both heads and skull with decoupage and let dry. Spray both heads silver and the skull gloss black and let dry.  

  2. Use markers to embellish the faces of the two heads.  Pin the flower accessory to the female head and glue the black lace around her neck.

  3. Dry brush the silver acrylic paint onto the skull leaving the black showing through the crevices as shown.

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I would use these all the time as props for my crochet and knitting projects. Is there a spray paint that you would recommend for this project? Some spray paints will eat through Styrofoam. Styrofoam heads are very hard to come by where I live, so I would prefer to avoid using the wrong paint.


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