Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a day to celebrate the Mexican culture while remembering the love you shared with friends and family that have passed. Just search around on my site and you’ll see tons of projects and free printable you can use on this special day. I’ve partnered with Oriental Trading to bring you these fun Dia De Los Muertos Coasters that are perfect for today and year round!
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Dia De Los Muertos Coasters
Step 1. Use the Suncatcher Paint Pens to fill in the calavera (skull) suncatchers. Try not to over fill them but don’t worry too much if accidents happen. You can try and soak up any accidental bleeds with a paper towel. My 5 year old was able to do the majority by himself, needing only the slightest bit of assistance with the smaller details. My 7 year old was able to complete the entire suncatcher by himself.
Step 2. Allpw the paint to dry completely for at least 24 hours.
Step 3. Once the paint is dry, mix a small amount of the casting epoxy and pour on the opposite, unpainted side of the suncatcher. Epoxy will be hard to the touch after about 24 hours but make sure to harden for the full 72 hours before placing any beverages on the surface.
Step 4. Your Dia De Los Muertos Coasters are ready to use! You can either leave the plastic loops on the tops if you want to store them on a hook or use a pair of craft scissor to carefully cut it away. Make sure to always place your beverage on the epoxy side since the suncatcher paint will react with the condensation. I’m not sure what would happen if I filled the painted side with epoxy. Might be worth a try!
I absolutely love my new Dia De Los Muertos Coasters and will definitely be using them today and all year long! I love that they will remind me of the sweet days spent crafting with my kids for years to come. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with your family and friends!