DIY Network

Day of the Dead

Episode DCLB-120

Guest Kathy Cano-Murillo explains the meaning of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and how this traditional Mexican holiday is celebrated. Kathy explains the importance of having an altar to honor the dead and demonstrates how to make one out of a decorated cigar box, embellished with candles, photos, and other mementos. Kathy whips up a felt banner, some white-chocolate sugar skulls, and folds up tissue paper into festive flowers.

FIELD PIECE: Roving reporter Cat Greenleaf gives passers-by foam sheets, markers, a craft knife, glow-in-the-dark paint, ribbon and a wooden skewer and has them create a glowing skull party favor.

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