Large Plaster Skulls
Large plaster skulls are attractive when you don't want to make traditional sugar skulls. Good for young children who don't have the dexterity to operate an icing bag. Also good for ofrenda builders who must leave their altars outside in variable weather where sugar skulls would be getting moist. Artists enjoy a plaster skull when making finer artwork.
Large plaster skulls are usually made with just the face side of a two piece mold; however, advanced crafters can bond both back and fronts together using fast drying epoxy (make sure to "rough up" the mating sides with coarse sand paper to get a good bond). We recommend the Original Large (W3500), Original Medium (W3501) or Oaxaca Medium (W3492). The Oaxacan X-Large (W3480) and Guadalupe (W3485) molds are just pretty big and take a long time to dry, but they can be used.
Skull Candles & Soap
We have been sent some gorgeous soaps, soap on a ropes and candles from our customers who make them to sell at Day of the Dead craft shows and markets. The Original Medium (W3501) and Original Large (W3500) are recommended. Use with soap or candle kits available at craft shops and follow the directions.
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No time to make sugar skulls?
Pre-made blanks are perfect for class or parties!
UPDATE > We hope to find a group, school, museum, party, restaurant or organization tht might be interested in buying a large quantity of Original medium sugar skull blanks. $42 per dozen ~ 2 dozen minimum please ~ and full boxes of 82 skull blanks for a discounted price of $3 each! We're happy to split up the boxes if necessary. These are a perfect centerpiece to a Day of the Dead party.
To decorate for a group using 12 large sugar blanks, you'll need: 8 oz meringue powder (to make two batches of royal icing - each batch needs a 2-pound plastic bag of powdered sugar), 1 pack assorted colored tin foil, 6 paste colors,
and 2 dozen icing bags (all available below!) Quantities slightly less for making Medium sugar skull blanks.