UPDATE: Now included in this post is a free template to make Jack’s head and bowtie!
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This craft is one that both kids and adults will enjoy and makes the perfect Halloween activity – unless you feel that The Nightmare Before Christmas is more of a Christmas movie? There’s a big debate about this in the Disney community! Our family actually enjoys this movie year-round, so we would enjoy a Jack and Sally craft any time of the year. 🙂
Just follow these step-by-step instructions, so you can create your very own Jack Skellington masterpiece.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Empty toilet paper roll
- White cardstock (or any white paper – cardstock just makes it stronger)
- Black construction paper
- Black marker
- White paint pen/marker**
Paint Marker Alternatives
For the stripes on Jack’s jacket, I used a white acrylic paint marker because I already had that on hand. If you don’t have a paint pen, you can also use a white colored pencil, a white crayon or you can paint white lines on with a brush and paint.
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1. Line up the toilet paper roll with the bottom of a black sheet of construction paper. Wrap the paper around the roll and make a line with the marker, so you know where you need to cut. Cut off the excess. You want to end up with a piece of black construction paper that completely wraps around the toilet paper roll, approximately 6 1/2 inches long and 4 3/4 inch tall.
2. Lay the black paper flat on the table. In the top middle, draw an upside down triangle with your paint pen. Then, draw a line going straight to the bottom from the point of the triangle. Draw evenly spaced out lines all the way around the paper.
3. Glue the paper to the toilet paper roll by covering the back of the black paper with glue, and then slowly gluing it down as you wrap it around the roll.
4. Now it’s time to make Jack’s head, face and bow tie. You can use the template I made or make them yourself. To make them yourself, first take the white cardstock and draw an uneven circle. (This will be Jack’s head).
5. Using your black marker, draw Jack’s eyes and mouth. (You could also cut out two circles from your leftover black paper too.)
6. Next, cut a very small, rectangular strip of the cardstock for Jack’s neck.
7. Glue the top of the neck to Jack’s head and the bottom of the neck to the inside of the toilet paper roll, right behind the white triangle.
8. On a leftover piece of your black construction paper, draw Jack’s bowtie. Glue the bowtie on and your Jack is complete!
If you make this and share it on Instagram, be sure to tag me! I would love to see it and reshare your work!