Jaime here from That’s My Letter today getting ready for a Halloween birthday party with these clay skull place cards. I have two kids with birthdays that straddle Halloween which is reason enough to throw a Halloween themed Sugar Skull birthday party. We looked high and low for skull shaped place cards and finally decided to make our own.
I used oven bake clay which is super easy, fun, and allows you to make any shape you desire. We used white clay to mimic skulls but the color options are endless!
I attached the clay skulls to black goblets which serve as place cards and prevent the kids from mixing up their drinks! When the party is over, simply insert a key chain and the kids can take home the clay skull as a favor.
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- skull printout
- oven bake clay (Sculpey is my favorite.)
- non-stick mat work surface
- rolling pin
- x-acto knife or similar straight edge for cutting clay
- acrylic paints
- paint brush
- key chains
Step 1: Print out clip art skull (use this one or search google for your favorite) and cut out.
Step 2: Roll out the oven bake clay to approximately 1/8″ thickness and large enough for your skull pattern.
Step 3: Place the skull pattern on top of clay and cut around outside edges using an x-acto knife.
Step 4: Make a hole for ribbon or key chain using a plastic straw. You can also depress the clay where the eye sockets should be using a pinky finger.
Step 5: Bake as directed on clay packaging.
Step 6: Clean up rough edges using sandpaper for a smooth finish.
Step 7: Using acrylic paint add names. Tie onto glasses with ribbon or insert a key chain.
Ready for your next Halloween party!
The name tags make a cute keychain favor after the party and look great on their backpacks!
Thanks for reading along and I hope you enjoyed this quick craft.