Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft

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This Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft is made with construction paper and is so easy to assemble using a free printable template! Turn a classic Mickey-Head shape into the Pumpkin King for the holidays and hang the ornament on your Christmas tree!

This Nightmare Before Christmas craft is fun for all ages. Read on to find out how to make this awesome Jack decoration!

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft

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Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft

The Nightmare Before Christmas… is it a Halloween movie, is it a Christmas movie? I always say it is both! Jack Skellington – the Pumpkin King, dresses up as Sandy Claws as he is intrigued by Christmas Town… Shenanigans ensue!

I love this film so much – it’s one of my favorites! I shared a Jack Skellington Ornament Craft during Crafty October, but that was his outfit. And I’ve also shared a Santa Jack ornament. Today it’s time for Jacks’s FACE!

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Jack Ornament Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft.

I highly recommend always reading everything all the way through before starting any project so you understand all the steps required.

A few simple craft supplies are needed for this paper ornament:

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Paper Ornament Craft

How To Make Jack Christmas Ornaments

Assembling your Jack ornament is really easy – here is how you do it!

Simply print the template onto the corresponding colored paper or card and cut the pieces out.

Alternatively, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored card, especially if you are worried that it won’t go through your printer. You will have to draw on some elements though if you go this route.


Space out the ears pieces evenly and use a glue stick to attach behind the top of Jack’s head. Then stick his bow tie at the bottom.

If you want to add glitter to your ornament – the option is up to you – but it’s a Christmas decoration so totally needs glitter!

Apply white school glue to Jack’s features, ears, and bowtie and sprinkle over black fine glitter. Shake off excess and leave to dry.


Just one more step which is sticking a loop of black string or ribbon to the back of the ornaments. Leave everything to dry completely before hanging on your tree!

If you want the decorations to last longer, you could run them through a laminator before attaching the hanging loop. When cutting out after laminating the ornaments, make sure you leave a slight edge so that the laminating sheets do not come apart!

I’ve got more Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments on their way, but while you wait, check out the tutorial video over on my YouTube channel.

Jack Nightmare Before Christmas Ornaments

More Disney Ornament Crafts

Here are some other Disney character ornaments for you to make after this one!

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try, including more Christmas crafts.

Nightmare Before Christmas Ornaments

Download Jack Skellington Template

  • Free Printable Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament Template – Jack – A4 Size
  • Free Printable Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament Template – Jack – US Letter Size

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Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft

Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft

Yield: 1 Ornament
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This Jack Skellington Christmas Ornament Craft is made with construction paper and is so easy to assemble using a free printable template!


  • Construction Paper or Cardstock in the following colors: Black, White
  • Black Fine Glitter (optional)
  • Black String or Ribbon


  • White School Glue (PVA Glue)
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Laminator & Laminating Sheets (optional)


  1. Download and print out the Jack ornament template onto corresponding colored papers or cardstock (Link in the blog post). Cut out and set aside.
  2. Space the ears evenly apart and stick behind the top of the head with a glue stick.
  3. Then glue Jack's bowtie to the bottom of the head.
  4. If you are adding glitter, apply white school glue to the parts you want to add sparkle to and sprinkle the glitter over. Shake off the excess and leave to dry.
  5. Finally, form a hanging loop with a piece of string or ribbon and stick to the back of the ornament.
  6. If you want, you can laminate the ornaments so that it lasts longer. Before attaching the loop, run it through a laminator and cut away the excess. Make sure you leave a slight edge as you cut it out so that the laminating sheets don't fall away! Attach the loop to back.
  7. Hang your Jack Skellington Christmas ornament on your tree!

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Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Ornament

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