We made one final addition for our Day of the Dead display, skeleton statuettes. We made these by covering pipestem cleaners with Model Magic "clay". One pipestem cleaner, bent in half is just the right size for the body and legs, while one-half of a pipestem cleaner becomes both arms.
After the "clay"has air dried over night, paint with a glossy black paint. Wait for that to dry. Then, use white paint to paint on the bones of the skeleton. Clothes can be added after the white paint is dry, but we ran out of time.
Food is an important part of the Day of the Dead, which sometimes includes taking picnics to eat at the cemetery. I created a Day of the lunch for Blaze, by using the skull molds, from the sugar skull kit, to mold sweet rice (sticky rice). By using carrots, pumpkin seeds, olives, and refried black beans in a pastry bag, I was able to make a savory version of the sugar skulls.
Our completed ofrenda: