Making Mummies

Mummies

Halloween is here, well almost, and here is a cute craft that most can make, even little ones with a little help.  These mummies are super easy to make and don’t require many materials.

What you will need; 1 can for every mummy, black construction paper or cardstock, googlie eyes, glue, tape, scissors and gauze.

Special note: can edges can be sharp, please check cans before using. If cans are sharp, push as many edges in as possible and then tape an extra strip of construction paper or cardstock over the area, to avoid any cuts. The best option would to be to use a can opener that leaves no sharp edges, but I understand not everyone has one of those.

suppliesThe first thing to do is simply and roughly cut the paper or cardstock (I used cardstock) to the height of the can. Once that is done, tape one side to the can. Believe it or not I only could find painter’s tape and didn’t want to run out for clear tape, but the tape will not be noticeable once craft is completed.

Mummy canAfter taping, I also ran glue around the can, pressed the paper or cardstock to the can and lastly adhered the edge with more tape.

mummiesNext I glued the eyes on and allowed to dry, I let sit for about 10 minutes, though you could work faster, I just didn’t want them to move around once I started applying the gauze.

making mummiesI started applying gauze at the top leaving a bit to fold inside the can and just worked around the eyes. Once at the bottom I just tucked under last loop around and dabbed some glue to hold.

mummy canLastly I pulled a piece of gauze in the center to make a mouth, dabbed a bit of glue to hold and pressed for a minute until it stayed on its own, though for variation you could leave some without mouths.

IMG_4316I added some candy and turned these into treat “bags” for a party. These would be super fun to make at a party or to give to kids when they come trick or treating, depending how many you get, we don’t get many, though if I start handing out things like this, I might 🙂 . Using the cans are a great way to recycle an item and they also make fun decorations on a mantle.

I hope you enjoy making some spooky (cute) mummies this Halloween season!

🙂 Bet and fam

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