The grand kids were happy little monsters while making these adorable Halloween mummy crafts. They love craft time with Mimi, and today was no exception. We even had fun pretending to be walking mummies while we made these. The best thing about these little mummy creatures is they fit right in with my own Halloween decorations I put up each year!
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WITH THIS PROJECT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN…
- What a Halloween mummy is
- How to paint
- What fabric is for wrapping the mummy up
- Placement for eyes and a bow
- How to wrap
HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES WE USED TO MAKE OUR ADORABLE MUMMIES:
- white craft paint
- empty boxes about the size of a child’s shoe box
- Halloween fabric or ribbon for a bow
- 1″ black buttons for eyes or big googly eyes
- cheese cloth
- craft glue
- paint brushes
First, let’s get some boxes. The size that works best are ones that are about the size of a child’s shoe box. Also ones that are about the size that a coffee mug would be shipped in. Glue or tape your box closed so that it doesn’t come open while the children are working on it. The first step is to paint the box a white or cream color. The grand kids LOVE to paint! Painting really helps with hand-eye coordination skills.
Once the painted boxes are dry, it’s placement time. We had the children place the eyes on first (We did the gluing, but they did the placement.) Then we had the kids wrap their mummies. The wrapping part was much harder for Emma and Noah since they are not even 2 years old yet, but Amelia who will be 4 soon, caught on very quickly with wrapping her mummy in cheese cloth.
Emma wrapping her mummy craft. Noah preferred to wrap himself instead of his box. He also decided to paint himself too instead of the box. Noah placing his eyes where he wants them on his mummy. Amelia wrapping her mummy craft.
Last, we made the bows and had the kids place the bow where they wanted it. We guided Noah in placing his at the bottom for a bow-tie look.
Here’s a super easy way to make a bow. It can’t get any easier than this.
Cut a piece of fabric 7″ x 2″. We used wool so the edges wouldn’t fray. You can use wool fabric, felt, or even wired or thick ribbon.
Take your fabric and are you ready? Tie a single knot., Tah, Dah, that’s it. Your cute little bow is finished. If it is uneven, just trim one side to make it even.
We had so much fun making these little mummies from shoe boxes. I hope you enjoy your time with your grand kids or children making these Halloween mummy crafts too!