Face painting Adventures has experience with painting sugar skulls in Utah County and beyond. Sugar Skulls originate from a Catholic holiday called All Souls and All Saints Day or Day of the Dead. Although this holiday originates from southern Mexico and is called Dia de los Muertos, this has become a popular face painting design in Utah.
Sugar skulls are a commemorative design based on the literal sugar skulls artwork. Sugar art was brought by Italian Missionaries to the new world in the 1600’s. These designs were originally made by Catholic missionaries because the populace was too poor to purchase the expensive Church decorations that were often seen in the large European Cathedrals. Using the materials they had around them from the local sugar farming they crafted decorations out of sugar. Skulls we're used to represent deceased ancestors and were placed near the resting place in graveyards. Sugar skulls were very complex and took many hours to make and were often created by skilled artisans. To celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, in modern times face painting artwork has been used to represent these traditional sugar skull designs. Day of the Dead used to be a very expensive holidays for forward indigenous families but this celebration was very important to commemorate the family line and ancestral spirits. Lucky for you, our pace painter costs are affordable. Hiring face painting Adventures Can help you celebrate this cultural holiday by providing you beautiful and artistic sugar skull face paintings.