Day of the Dead Fan

This sugar skull fan is a perfect accessory for a Day of the Dead costume or could be used as a party decoration. It’s so easy to make!

Day of the Dead Fan

Skill Level


Time to Make

30-45 minutes

How to Make

  1. Copy the skull template on to card then cut it out.
  2. Open out the fan and carefully press the folds so they are flat enough to draw on. Place the card template onto the fan, lightly draw around the edge in pencil then repeat with the skull in different positions.
  3. Lightly outline some simple flower leaf and heart shapes onto the fan in pencil.
  4. Start drawing over the pencil lines with coloured Décor Pens. Outline the skulls then draw in the eyes and teeth. Draw more lines and patterns with Décor Pens using a selection of different colours.
  5. When all the coloured details have been added, draw lines around all the shapes with a black Décor Pen then fill in a solid black background.
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Top Tip

Place a piece of paper over the fan while you are colouring it in, so the ink from pens doesn't smudge underneath your hand.