This is a fun Halloween craft for the kiddos, though I had a lot of fun making these goofy, Crepe Paper Mummies. The supplies are pretty basic, and as long as you supervise the kids when they’re using the plastic knife, this is a Halloween craft the kids can make on their own. If you’re looking for more craft ideas for the kids this Halloween, I’ve shared links to a few more favorite tutorials for Halloween kids’ crafts, too.
To make Crepe Paper Mummies, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” and 4” balls
- Crepe paper streamers
- Googly eyes
- Plastic fangs
- Thin wire
- Glue dots
- Thick, white craft glue
- Optional: Small bat (I used a small plastic bat, but you could also cut one from paper)
- Tools needed: Scissors; plastic knife; straight pins; optional: pencil; needle
To make Crepe Paper Mummies:
1. Press your foam ball on a tabletop to flatten the bottom so it won’t roll.
2. Using a plastic knife, cut a wedge from the ball. Cut in half the plastic fangs, and test fit one half in the wedge. If the fangs don’t fit, trim the opening a little more. It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit, as you’ll cover the edges with crepe paper.
3. Pin and glue one end of the crepe paper streamer to the ball, and wrap the crepe paper around the ball, making sure you cover just the edges of the fangs. As needed, fold the crepe paper in half to cover smaller areas and to get a tighter fit around the ball. Once the ball is covered, pin and glue the strip to the back of the ball.
4. Attach the googly eyes with glue dots. Fold a crepe paper strip in half, and wrap around the ball several times to cover the edges of the eyes.
5. Optional: If you’d like to add a bat, cut one from black paper or use a small plastic bat. If using a paper bat, tape one end of a 6” wire to the back of the bat. If using a plastic bat, wrap one end of the wire around the bat. Coil the wire around a pencil. Make a hole in the top of the mummy with a needle, and then glue and insert the wire into the hole.
Ready for more?
Here’s another classic Halloween craft – mummies made with cheesecloth.
This family is totally square! Here’s how you can make your own Frankenmummy Family.
Or how about these Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts.
And finally, this Glove Ghostie is pretty darn cute.
I remember planning my Halloween costume weeks in advance, and of course, it was always homemade. I’d love to hear about the costume planning going on in your house. What do your kids want to be for Halloween?