in the mood for some fun Christmas Crafts??? You are? Glad to hear it cuz
so am I! Now making a ginger bread house for the holidays might be fun for
some people, but personally, I would much rather make my very own
miniature mutant killer snowman. Unfortunately, there are no "MAKE YOUR
OWN MINIATURE MUTANT KILLER SNOWMAN!" kits out there, so I'm going to be
making this up as we go along. When it's all said 'n done, hopefully my
plans to create a damned good replica of the mini-Jacks from Jack Frost 2
will be realized.
you're gonna need some basic supplies. Now most of this shit you can find
at any local crafts shop... hell, even K-Mart probably carries all of this
stuff. I bought a can of Santa Snow spray for 99 cents - I'm sure you've
used the stuff before to write things like "HAPPY HOLIDAYS!", "MERRY
CHRISTMAS!", and "HELP! WE'RE BEING HELD HOSTAGE! CALL 911!" on your
windows during the holiday seasons. Next on the list is a couple o'
styrofoam eggs and balls of varying sizes. It goes without saying that
these will be used for the bodies of your mini-Jacks. Then there's a
Christms Drape, which is really just like a big piece of cotton that
people put on their tables for decoration sometimes. And finally, there
some solid black eyes which we'll be using to... yep, you guessed it...
give them eyes! You'll need a few other basic supplies that you probably
already have lying around the house... sewing needle, thread, cotton
balls, and push pins.
the bat, you should push the eyes into the styrofoam egg. Having the eyes
in place will make it easier for you to decide where the arms and the
mouth of your mini-Jack will go. It's kinda cool how something simple as
two little black eyes can bring a piece of styrofoam to life.
grab yourself a box-cutter and hijack a plane to... er wait, wrong
directions. Grab a box-cutter / exacto-knife and carve your mini-jack a
mouth. I carved mine a big smile because there's something funny about a
vicious killer with a winning smile. Good stuff indeed.
your Christmas Drape and cut out two semi-long hot dog shaped pieces and
then put a couple cotton balls inside them. 2 or 3 cotton balls will
usually be more than enough. From there, fold over one half of the drape
so that it covers the cotton balls completely on both sides.
And now it's
sewing time! All you have to do is sew the edges of the drape until it's
completely sealed off all the way around so that the cotton balls won't
fall out. Now I suck at sewing but luckily Re is a master of it, so she
showed me what to do. I still poked my fingers with the needle several
times though, damnit. Once it's all said 'n done, you should have a pair
of dandy looking mini-Jack snowman arms.
the arms is pretty easy... just take a couple of push pins (the smaller
the better) and stick them through the arms and into your mini-Jack body
on both sides.
look at that, it's already looking almost perfect! But you're not done
yet. He still looks like a piece of styrofoam, so we're gonna have to give
mini-Jack a nifty snow effect.
can of Santa Snow spray and carefully spray it all around your mini-Jack.
Don't worry about getting it on his eyes because the stuff rubs off real
easily. Be careful not to spray too much on your mini-Jack though, because
he can quickly go from looking like a little snowball of doom, to a
snowball that just starred in a bukkake porno. If you do spray too much
snow onto one area, just take a tissue and dab it around so that it
spreads out more evenly.
is my friends, a fucking masterpiece of Xmas glee if I do say so myself!
I was so
happy with how the first mini-Jack came out, that I decided to do a few
more, just to see what I could come up with.
So I had
this nice round ball o' styrofoam and after seeing the mini-Jacks chowing
down on some hearty human flesh, I just had to have one with
chomping-jaw-action. There's a few ways to do this depending on what
supplies you have, but the best way to do it if you don't have any extra
supplies is to just create two large angled cuts so that you can move the
top of the head like a see-saw.
attach arms on both sides of the body while making sure that there are
pins inserted into both the top and bottom pieces. Those pins are gonna be
the only things that will hold the body together. The chomping action is
already working pretty nicely, but right now he'd only be "gumming" a
person to death. This lil' Jack needs some teeth!
A quick run
to the grocery store for a box of 99 cent "Nice 'n Elegant" clear plastic
forks, and you'll have more teeth for your mini-Jack than you could
off the tips of the forks and stick 'em into the top and bottom of your
mini-Jack's mouth. 4 or 5 fork bits on top and bottom should do nicely,
but feel free to put in as many forks as you want.
It was a
total success. This little mini-Jack would be dining on many-a-corpse in
the near future. Still, I had a bunch of forks left over and one more tiny
styrofoam egg, so what the hell... I made one more.
from the forks, I gave this mini-Jack an icicle mohawk so awesome that it
would make any Hot Topic store frequenter shit in his baggy little
pants. And if that didn't get the job done, I poured some fake blood all
over his mouth. Or was it real? I guess that's something you'll never
So I had
successfully completed three killer mini-Jack's, each with their own story
to tell. It was now time to put them on display. So I spread out the
remaining Christmas Drape and then sprinkled it with some Frosty Snow
(which is probably the same totally fake looking snow which they used
throughout the first Jack Frost movie. Actually, it looks a little better
than that. Kinda sad, eh?)
So there you
are, three happy mini-Jacks to warm your hearts... and then eat them. I
hope you've all enjoyed this "Make Your Own Mini-Jack" Christmas Craft
Special o' mine. All I can say now is that Martha Stewart is my bitch.
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