The Pumpkin King is here! Our Jack Skellington Halloween Funkin Craft takes just 5 minutes to make. This perfectly spooky Sharpie craft is great for kids!
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Please tell me you that you’ve watched The Nightmare Before Christmas at least a gazillion times like we have. No? Well, it’s one of our favorite holiday movies of all time and we watch it every single October. It’s a fantastical trip through every child’s most favorite holidays and Jack Skellington, aka The Pumpkin King, goes raiding Christmas Town. Needless to say, things don’t go very well.
Since it came out in 1993, my sister and I have been huge fans of the movie. So when our kids started asking us about it last year, we were really excited. I remember making a huge deal out of it at my house. The kids and I got all wrapped up in blankets and snuggled up on the couch together (while my husband politely pretended to watch it for the gazillionth time with me).
I’m not sure if they love this movie as much as I do, but they certainly love Jack, Sally, and Zero. So when my son decided to banish all of our “baby decorations” last year, I was a bit stumped for ideas. I wasn’t sure how to balance his need for “definitely scary” with our younger daughter’s need for “not scary at all — not even one bit scary.” My sister helped me out by making this awesome Skull Wreath for him and my husband came up with the idea of a science lab gone bad with beakers full of gross stuff.
I was feeling pretty lame because I hadn’t come up with anything. I was still holding on to their baby memories…and their cute, colorful and not-so-spooky funkins from the year before. But, I was totally losing their respect, so I needed to up my game. As I sat on the couch watching Jack smirk back from the tv screen, I knew what I would do…
I would make The Pumpkin King himself. My Jack Skellington Halloween Funkin was the easiest, most simplest craft I have ever made. Seriously. I think it took all of 5 minutes to make. Better yet? I didn’t even have to buy a new funkin. I simply turned one of their old, adorable baby funkins around and drew a creep Jack face on it. This way, I can look at the happy, colorful side when I want to, and they can have their creepy, spooky side when they want to. I’d say this craft is a win-win!
Jack Skellington Halloween Funkin Craft
- 1 white funkin
- 1 #2 pencil
- 1 black Sharpie, medium tip
- 1 picture of Jack Skellington (aka: The Pumpkin King)
Step 1: Find a picture of Jack Skellington. I stole my son’s baseball cap and worked off of that image, but you can simply google “Jack Skellington Halloween” and a gazillion images will pop up.
Step 2: Using your pencil, sketch an outline of Jack’s face on your funkin. Once your’e happy with it, get your Sharpie and fill it in.
Step 3: Find a spooky spot to place Jack and enjoy your funkin masterpiece.
Want more Halloween crafts?
- Halloween Funkin Craft: FARE Teal Pumpkin Project
- Glow in the Dark Monster Mason Jars
- Skeleton Wreath
- Skull Planter