Make some marshmallow and cereal skulls for Day of the Dead with your children, while you tell them about this date and its traditions.
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I want that my children to know about this Holiday and other Mexican traditions, so that they get used to it and do not forget about them.
We usually observe Day of the Dead with an Altar for our deceased relatives, we made papel picado, write calaveritas and tell stories about them.
This time we came up with these colorful marshmallow and cereal skulls, inspired by Mexican sugar skulls, very easy and economical. The best thing is that we used ingredients that kids love, like General Mills’ TRIX cereal we easily find in the Walmart cereal area, right where you find Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms.
Marshmallow and Cereal Skulls for Day of the Dead
Marshmallow large and medium size
Cereal TRIX or Cocoa Puffs
1/2 cup warm water
lollipop sticks (optional)
Marshmallow or meringue cream
Take a large marshmallow and trim the eyes, making a deep cut with food scissors, you can dip the tip of the scissors with warm water to make it easier.
Insert the large marshmallow, followed by a small one on a lollipop stick.
This step is optional: You can cover the two marshmallow to join them with marshmallow cream or meringue or leave them as they are.
Insert small colorful sprinkles in the eye sockets, then insert a TRIX Big G cereal ball into each eye.
Make a triangle-shaped cut to form the nose and paint with vegetable color.
For the mouth we have two options, you can make four small slots with the scissors and then put some vegetable color or you can make a hole just like the eye sockets and put a TRIX cereal ball.
Place the skull on a plate and add colorful sprinkles on top of the face and head.
You can add Frida flowers using TRIX cereal, placing some marshmallow cream or meringue to stick the cereal balls.
Place on a plate and spread TRIX cereal around.