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Magick Notes — Dios De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Template

Skull Art by Silver RavenWolf
Here is a template I drew for you to use in your magickal work. Etsy artists are free to use the image in their art; I ask only that the image is not mass produced, nor credited to another artist.


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17 thoughts on “Magick Notes — Dios De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Template

  1. I love Sugar skulls. I celebrate Dia de los Muertos every year, as it is part of my family tradition. I am of Mexican/American descent. Last year I had a small altar at work that I put on the corner of my desk. It had several sugar skulls, a painted sugar skull a mini altar box dedicated to my granmother and a mini box of La Catrina and El Catrin (the traditional married couple in a coffin. Thanks for the template. I’m sure I will find some fun craft to do this year for Dia De Los Muertos.

    1. Thank you for sharing, Elena! If you have any more info you’d like to share, perhaps on your feelings about the holiday, or how you’ve always celebrated it, or what you like most… we would be honored to hear!

  2. In Mexico, Dia de Los Muertos is a happy family celebration. There is never any sadness or crying… it is truly a celebration of the lives of those that have passed. The entire family is involved in the preparation of the altars and traditional foods. Pictures of loved ones along with some of their favorite things, and mementos of the deceased are placed on the altars as well. In Mexico families gather at the cemeteries and the talk and visit and children are happy and playing games, music always in the background for an all night vigil. During the vigil they share memories of their loved ones. They do believe that the veil is thin and that for those 2 days of the year the souls are able to cross the veil and their presence is felt stronger than any other time of the year.

    Unfortunately here in the US we are not able to spend the entire night at the But we do go and visit and leave flowers and candies and such for my family. At home I do have a small altar that I prepare. I have mini altar boxes that I have painted and decorate and I place them on my altar, as well as sugar skulls, paper mache skulls and pictures. Before dinner my daughter and I have a small ritual asking our ancestors to come and bless us with their presence.We have a family dinner and set out a plate for the family members that have passed and I have lots of candles to light the way for the souls. Afterward we play card games and board games, watch movies, eat lots of food and yummy desserts and just sit with our ancestors enjoying each other’s company. In the morning I do a ritual thanking them for their presence and ask them to guide us in our path throughout the year.. and release them back to the other realm to watch over us.


      1. No problem.. I love sharing a bit of my culture with others. It’s so special for me to incorporate my Mexican traditions into my Samhain practices as well, and indeed this is my favorite holiday.


  3. thankyou silver…with all the bad press skulls get, its great to hear how they are used in such a happy way to bless our loved deceased and ancestors….blessings

  4. Thanks for the template Silver. I used it to make a painting for my art journal. I will post the painting and a link to your template next week on my blog. Love your site!

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