So the time has come for me to teach you how to make your own 12″ Jack Skellington for either a really cool window decoration, table decoration or Trunk or Treat display. Check out more of my posts for instructions on creating some of my favorite movie characters!
- Foam ball (from dollar store)
- Black felt
- Shikabob Skewers
- Air Drying Clay
- Styrofoam cone
- Glue Gun and Glue
- White Acrylic Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Yellow Acrylic Paint
- X-acto Knife
- Black Foam Art Sheets
- Cover the foam ball with a thin layer of air drying clay smoothly, add a generous layers where you are going to add the face.
- Use the round end of your X-acto Knife to hollow out the eye sockets.
- Use the sharp end to create the mouth as shown in pictures and nostrils.
- Once dry paint the eyes, nose and mouth black.
- Cut the tip off of the Styrofoam cone and then cut the tip in half length wise for his torso.
- Cover the front of the half of the Styrofoam cone with air drying clay.
- Take the black felt and crutches out the coat for Jack (I covered the torso and cut as needed) and glue into place.
- Cut triangular strips for each lapel and glue on.
- Cut the tips off two Skewers and cover with black felt to make arms and legs securing with hot glue and then glue onto the body.
- Dip your sharp edges of your X-acto Knife into your white paint and make stripes down his suit.
- Once the paint dries, break the arms so they look bent.
- Cut out a bath shaped tie from the black foam art and add white stripes the same way as before for the suit.
- Using the airline drying clay shape the bat head, use the sharp end of a Kabob Skewer to make pointy bad eye indentations and let dry overnight.
- Paint the head black and once dried, paint the eyes yellow, allow to dry.
- Glue the bat bow into place and then glue on the head.
- Sculpt hands and feet. Once dry, glue on the hands and paint on black lines for the finger joints and paint the feet black.
- Paint the feet black and glue on.
This is just one of five characters that I am creating for my graveyard scene for this year’s Trunk or Treat event. Keep stopping by to learn how to make more of these for yourself!
Happy Halloween and happy crafting!
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That is so creative….cute.
Thank you! It was a lot of fun to create.
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Your ideas are creative and cute, but better pictures are needed to follow your instructions.
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Thank you, I will be mindful of this going forward.