Like this year, I wanted to have a Jack Skellington inspired ghoul in my yard by October 1st for all the neighborhood kids to enjoy... but, like I said, time slipped away too fast and by the middle of October I was suddenly aware that the month would be over in a flash. So I recruited my sons and husband to help me out. And with their help, my Jack was up and "grinning" at the neighborhood in no time. Well...maybe I should say grimacing over the neighborhood ;D
Anyway, here are a few photos of the process.
The guys started with a sketch of what they were going to do. Then they went to work building the "bones" of the figure out of 2 X 4's.
Once they had the basic structure put together, I went to work painting.
Jacob put one large red light bulb inside Jack's skull and hid the wire and the bulb (with a little work).
Then Jacob had to help me get his shirt on because, like I said, my Jack is super tallllllll. But even after all that he still wasn't finished.
Next, I had to make his hands and get those attached. I wanted his fingers really loooooong and creepy...like spider legs. So with the help of duct tape (that miracle material) I think I did it. The only problem is that the guys think his fingers are too long (what do you think?)
All-in-all, this was a very fun family project to kick the holiday season into gear.
Now to finish my witch....Mwah-ha-ha! But, before I go, I just want to wish all the ghouls and goblins out there a....