This is how to make a Halloween invitation card with a skull.

29. September 2018 - Anika Semmer

Halloween Party Invitation Card Skull – Do It Yourself | Tutorial


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With acrylic paint, clay paper and Halloween scatter deco you can craft the creative Halloween party invitation card skull that is a real eye-catcher. Here’s how you can do it yourself .

For the Halloween party invitation card skull you need a steady hand, because except for the spider scatter deco everything is painted! Thanks to the template, however, you do not need a great painting talent. The materials you need for this are all inexpensive – you’ll find everything you need listed on the materials list.

In this tutorial you will learn how to make this great motif even for larger parties and as soon as you have painted the first Halloween party invitation card skull, you will only need about 5 minutes per card.

At Abenteuer Freundschaft you will also find original text templates for Halloween invitation cards for Halloween parties for adults! And these other Halloween invitation card craft ideas with complete instructions: Witch Card, Surprise Pumpkin Card, glow-in-the-dark spooky card, halloween card with witch cauldron, halloween card with bat.

Halloween Party Invitation Card Skull – The Tutorial

Duration: per card 1h or from the 2nd card 5 min per Halloween invitation card

What you need

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How to Craft the Halloween Party Invitation Card Skull

1. Print Skull and Your Text

You can craft this Halloween invitation card with very little material.

A good brush will help draw clean lines

To make the Halloween party invitation card skull, first download the skull template and copy it into a Word document. Format it to the size: height 14.8 cm, width 9 cm. Underneath it, write “Zombie Holocaust” Halloween Party Invitation (or your preferred text) in font size 25 and print out the template. Leave enough space between the skull and the text.

2. Paint on the Skull and Decorative Borders

A tutorial on how to make a Halloween invitation card with a skull

Using black acrylic paint, color in the pre-drawn lines

Now cut out the folded card from black clay paper with the dimensions: Height: 14.5 cm, Width: 21 cm. Then cut out a rectangle from orange cardboard with the dimensions 14.7 cm, width 9.5 cm. Put the printed template for the motif of the Halloween invitation cards on the orange cardboard and transfer it to the center with carbon paper.

I modified the template – if you want to do the same, leave out the parts of the skull that you want to add yourself in pencil (and don’t forget to scan and copy this new template for the next cards).

Tip: Use a blank ballpoint pen and fix the template on the cardboard with a paper clip, so that it does not slip.

Now paint the pre-drawn lines with black acrylic paint. Finally, paint the teeth white and outline the orange card with a white frame.

Cut out the text and leave a margin around it. So that it fits exactly between the teeth it should have the following dimensions: Width 6 cm, height 3.5 cm. Frame it with black acrylic paint.

If you want to save yourself the work of painting all the cards, scan the orange card and print it out with a color printer in the number you want!

3. Score the Insert Pocket and Glue on the Elements Onto the Halloween Party Invitation Card Skull

This Halloween invitation card have an insert pocket for the text as a special effect

The text must fit exactly between the teeth

Use the cutter to cut out the pocket for the text of the Halloween invitation cards along the teeth. Of course, you can also put the text between the teeth – but then the lower row of teeth will be covered.

Use the glue stick to stick the orange motif card in the middle of the front of the folded card and the four Halloween decoration spiders in the corners and push the invitation text into the pocket.

Too elaborate or not the Halloween party invitation card you’re looking for? Check out our other ideas for creative Halloween invitation cards to make yourself! By the way, at Abenteuer Freundschaft you can find many more Halloween ideas, e.g. Halloween games for kids, teens and adults! But you’ll also find tips for activities with kids all year round.

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