Jack Skellington Ornaments

I love Halloween and Christmas, in order to get in the mood for both I watch Nightmare Before Christmas. As a school we are doing a theme of Nightmare Before Christmas for our annual Spooktacular. In order to start you will need clear ornaments, white acrylic paint, and a black glass pen.

Supplies:

  • clear ornaments
  • white acrylic paint
  • black glass pen.

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Step 1: Set Up

In order to make sure there is less of a mess to clean up. You may want to put down some newspapers or similar item to cover your table before we get out the paint. If you have an apron that may be helpful as well.

Step 2: Step 2: Paint the Inside White

Since we have clear ornaments we will need to paint the inside white. Use about a tablespoon of white acryllic paint on the inside of the ornament and swirl it around until the whole inside is covered. If you need to add paint you can but start with as little as possible to make the ornaments light and easier to dry.

Step 3: Let the Ornaments Dry

Let the inside of the ornament dry for at least 30 minutes preferably more especially if you went a bit crazy with the paint in step 2. After the ornament is dry you can put the top on or wait until your face is painted on.

Step 4: Choose Jack Skellington Face

From the images in this step choose which Jack Skellington face you want to put on your bulb. If you do not like the ones given you can look up many faces of Jack Skellington to find one you like. For being from a stop motion picture Jack Skellington has many expressions!

Step 5: STep 5: Draw Jack Skellington on Paper

As a test run use a marker to draw Jack Skellington on paper in a circle that is 3-4 inches in diameter before transferring it to the bulb. This will minimize the errors that could happen when using the ornament. If you feel like you are a good artist and can easily draw Jack on your ornament then this step could be skipped.

Step 6: Transfer Jack Skellington to Ornament

Using the black glass pen draw your face you chose in step 4 onto the ornament. Blow on the paint using your breath for each part so that your paint doesn't smear.

Step 7: MAKE MORE!

Make more Nightmare Before ornaments of different characters to give your tree some more spice. Sally is fairly easy and would not take many more supplies.

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