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Spooky Skellington Lampshade Craft

Spooky Skellington Lampshade Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

No one casts Halloween in the same light as the "pumpkin king with a skeleton grin." This decoupage holiday lampshade depicts the skeletal master of fright lamenting his fate in the glow of the full moon.

Download Spooky Skellington Lampshade Template

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Template for Spooky Skellington Lampshade
  • Medium box-style lampshade (the one shown here is approximately 11 inches tall and 12 inches across the base)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Lightweight craft paper (yellow, black, and purple)
  • Wax paper
  • Acrylic sealer / glue (such as Mod Podge)
  • Foam brush
  • Black permanent marker

How to make it

1. First, print and cut out the cup cuff template.

2. Cover your work surface with wax paper.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 3

3. Place the black background piece face down on the work surface and coat it well with sealer/glue. Carefully lift the glued paper and press it onto the lampshade, using your fingers to gently smooth the paper and stick it evenly in place.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 4

4. Next, attach the moon piece in the same manner, centering it atop the circular opening in the background.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 5

5. Now attach the hill, matching up the lower corner with the background edges.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 6

6. Use a marker to draw an eye on the Jack Skellington piece. Then color in the entire body below the head with the exception of a V-shape shirt front, as shown.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 7

7. Glue the Skellington piece atop the hill. When the glue is dry, lightly draw skeleton fingers below each wrist.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 8

8. Coat the entire lampshade panel with a couple coats of sealer/glue, allowing it to dry between applications.

Spooky Skellington Lampshade step 9

9. Now try out the lamp and see how it looks when it's turned off and on.