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Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat Lock, Shock and Barrel Figurines:  Instructions for Shock

I love the Nightmare Before Christmas and I feel like Lock, Shock and Barrel embody the spirit of ‘trick’ in trick or treat so I decided that for my Trunk or Treat display I needed all three.  In this installment I will teach you how to make your very own Shock.

Materials Needed:

  • Small Styrofoam ball (found at $ store)
  • Styrofoam cone (found at  $ store)
  • Air Drying Clay
  • Shish Kabob Skewers
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Teal Acrylic Paint
  • Black Yarn
  • Foam Art Sheets
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Purple felt
  • Black felt
  • Fine Grit Sand Paper
  • Fine tip artist brush
  1. Cover the Styrofoam ball with air drying clay adding a point to one end to make a tear drop shape for the chin and add an exaggerated nose.
  2. Use a tooth pick or other tool to hollow out her eye socket, dig out her mouth slightly and then roll small balls of clay and to fit inside for eyes.  Set aside and allow to dry overnight.  Paint her legs black and set aside to dry.
  3. Sculpt hands and feet push feet onto the Skewers to make an invention to secure the shoes on later, set aside to allow to dry overnight.  Once dried paint black.
  4. Cover and Styrofoam cone with purple felt for her dress slightly longer than the cone and hot glue into place.
  5. Cut or break Shish Kabob Skewers long enough to make her legs, add hot glue to one end and then shove into the bottom of the cone.
  6. Cut or break Shish Kabob Skewers long enough for her arms.
  7.  Cover and hot glue 2-3 layers of foam art art.
  8. Cover the arms with purple felt securing with hot glue and then cut the tip into an angular tip and secure to her body with hot glue.
  9. Use the sand paper to smooth out any imperfections in the clay.
  10. Break off a splinter of Kabob Skewer and push into the head after covering the end with glue and then cover the other end with glue and shove into the body.
  11. Cut out a scalloped ring for her neckline in the black felt and glue into place.
  12. Paint around the edge of the eye sockets in Teal blue and her lips once dried add eye lashes, black pupils, nostrils and fill the inside of her mouth with black paint.
  13. Unravel several pieces of yarn and glue onto her head for hair.
  14. Cut out a circle for the brim of her hat from the purple felt and cut a small hole in the center so it sits evenly on the head after gluing in place.
  15. Make a cone shape with the purple felt and glue to the circle and then glue onto her head.
  16. Glue on hands and feet.

When completed she should be about 6 to 8 inches tall.  They make an excellent addition to your trunk or or treat display or would be cute as an inside decoration.  I hope that you have as much fun making her as I did.  Remember that it’s all for the love of craft and Happy Halloween!



Working mother with a toddler that inspired me to give crafting a try and suddenly I fell in love with the Hobby and I am determined to help others find this joy too!

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