Sugar Skulls are colorful and beautiful pieces of art that come from Mexico.
They are an important part of a special holiday called “Day of the Dead,” which is celebrated to remember loved ones who have passed away.
On this holiday, people believe that the spirits of their loved ones come back to visit.
The sugar skulls are made from a mixture of sugar and water, shaped in a mold that looks like a skull.
They are usually decorated with colorful icing, shiny foil, and other pretty things like glitter and feathers.
Each skull is unique, just like the person it represents!
Even though they are called sugar skulls, they are not really meant to be eaten.
Instead, they are placed on altars, or “ofrendas,” and grave sites as a sweet welcome-back treat for the spirits.
So, next time you see a sugar skull, remember that it is not just a decoration, but a symbol of love and remembrance, a special way of saying “I love you” to someone who isn’t here anymore.