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Cute and Creepy Mummy Garland

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We wanted to make something different for Halloween this year.  We've done bats and ghosts and pumpkins -- lots of pumpkins! 

So this Halloween, I decided to try some Mummy Garland!

I love it because it involves folding, tracing, cutting and creating -- perfect for kids of all ages with lots of ways to practice fine motor skills.

 

Mummy Garland Craft for Kids

Mummy Garland

This is a super easy craft and kids should be able to manage most of the steps with just a little guidance.  Here are the supplies you'll need -- I've even included a link to the templates we used:

  • Black paper
  • White paper (we used a piece of construction paper but you could also use legal size paper)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black crayon
  • Googly eyes
  • Template for the mummy and eye area - print, trace onto cereal box and cut out

 

Mummy Craft for Kids

1.  Gather all supplies.  

2.  Fold the while paper accordian style so that it's evenly folded and wide enough for your mummy template. 

Trace the mummy template onto the white paper -- IMPORTANT: make sure the arms overlap both edges of the paper -- this will allow you to unfold the garland. 

Also trace the triangle template on black paper (one for each mummy you will have on the garland).

3.  Cut out your mummy garland and the black triangle eye areas. 

Unfold and draw pairs of parallel lines across each mummy so it looks like mummy wrapping.  Kids can get creative with this as each pattern can be different.

4.  Glue the black triangle on each mummy for it's eye area and then glue on the googly eyes (the eyes are what make them a little creepy :)

 

Mummy Garland Craft

 

Ta-da!  Cute little mummies to decorate your windows!

And what's a craft without a fun book to pair with it!  Here are a few great mummy reads that are not too creepy for the kids -- I've included affiliate links so you can read more about each of our selections.


Where's My Mummy?

 

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

 

The Case of the Mummy Mystery

 

The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #88)

 

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    JDaniel4's Mom October 10

    I love your mummies. This is such a cute idea!

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    Natalie October 17

    Ooh, this is fun! Thanks for sharing it with Afterschool, I'll include your craft in my host round up next week!

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    Lauren October 26

    How super cute! I love these little mummies. I've featured you at this week's Pinning for Play link party! Thanks for linking up with us.

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    Okay, I'm a little late finding this post, but it is ADORABLE! Must remember for next year :)

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