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Create a Jack Skellington String Garland this Halloween

Bring some cute and fun crafts to your Halloween party this year with this Jack Skellington Halloween String Garland from Disney Family.

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Time: 1 Hour

What You’ll Need

  • – White cotton string
  • – Black felt
  • – Water balloons
  • – Liquid fabric starch
  • – Regular paper or cardstock
  • – Scissors

Follow These Directions from Disney Family on How To Make It

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  1. Blow up your water balloons so they are about 4 inches wide and tie off the ends.
  2. Cut the white cotton string into long lengths, about 5 feet long. You can always cut more.
  3. Print the template then cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth and trace them onto the black felt. Cut out the pieces. You will need a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth for each Jack Skellington string ball you wish to make.

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4.Pour liquid starch into a bowl. Place your balloon into the bowl. Dip the ends of your 5 foot white string into the bowl and wrap the string around your balloon, soaking the string in the starch before you wrap. Add more lengths of white string. Once the balloon resembles a very messy spider web, hang the balloon up to dry. Place paper towels or craft paper under the balloons as they will drip.

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5. Cut a piece of string about a foot long and tie one end to the end of the balloon. (You will use this string to hang your balloon so it can dry).

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6. Repeat this process with each Jack Skellington String Ball you wish to add to your garland.

7. Once all the string balls are dry, pop the balloons and pull them out through a gap in the string. Glue on a pair of eyes, a mouth, and a nose to each string ball. Tie them to a long ribbon, yarn, or string garland, evenly spacing them. Cut off extra string after you have tied them into place.

This is a fun, creative decoration to make that brings a little ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ into the Halloween festivities.

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.