Mummy mania & more: Five easy Halloween crafts for kids

What’s on tap for your weekend? If you’re looking for a couple of cute Halloween crafts for your kids or grandkids, we have five fun craft ideas for you. Today’s lineup of easy Halloween crafts for kids includes mummies, puppets, ghosts, pumpkins and even a handful of little black cats. We share the tutorial for the Mummy Mania Family below, and you’ll find instructions for the other projects on

Mummy craft for kids

Dondi Richardson designed the Mummy Mania Family.

To make a Mummy Mania Family, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 2”, 2-1/2”, and 4” balls (or other sizes of your choice)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Chenille stems, black
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Thick white craft glue, OR low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools: Scissors, straight pins, wire nippers

To make a Mummy Mania Family:

(NOTE: If crafting with children, we recommend using a thick, white craft glue. Children should never operate a glue gun unassisted.)

1. Glue two wiggle eyes to each ball; let dry.

2. Cut cheesecloth into 1-1/2” wide strips. Glue one end of a strip to the 4” ball and begin wrapping; if needed, use straight pins to help hold fabric strip in place till glue dries. As you wrap the ball, leave the wiggle eyes uncovered. When done wrapping, glue other end to the ball. Repeat with a second strip, if needed.

3. Repeat with 2” and 2-1/2” balls.

4. Cut chenille stems to form mouths and stitches; have an adult cut chenille stems with wire nippers. Shape chenille stems and insert ends into foam balls. If the chenille stems won’t easily push through the cheesecloth, make a hole with a sharp pencil first.

For more Halloween fun, click on the photos below for the project instructions.

Halloween Puppets tutorial

Here's an idea for Halloween parties, scout troops and other groups -- treat bags topped with Halloween puppets. Kids can make the puppets from supplies you have on hand, and you can fill the bags with treats. The Costume Party Treat Bags are designed by Kathleen George.

Black cat craft for kids

Repurpose an old, mismatched glove to make a Handful of Kittens. (Of course, you can use any color you have "on hand.") Designed by Kathleen George.

Make a Halloween ghost

Super-simple Bouncing Ghost is made with a foam cone, wiggle eyes and a foamie sheet. No paints, no mess! Designed by Kathleen George.

Model Magic Halloween crafts

Kids love working with Model Magic. Designer Lorine Mason shares her tutorial for the pumpkins and the spider on

This weekend, I’m going to finish up my next project for the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop. I had hoped to wrap it up a while ago, but I wasn’t happy with how it was turning out. So, I’m going to rework it and you can tell me what you think of it on Tuesday, October 18. What are you creating this weekend?

Happy crafting!


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13 Responses to Mummy mania & more: Five easy Halloween crafts for kids

  1. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them 🙂 If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  2. Peggy Banks says:

    Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at



    • Sharon says:

      Thanks for visiting, Peggy, and for the invitation. I just tried to link up a few projects but don’t see the photos; I don’t know if it takes a little time or if something went awry. I’ll try again later. Happy Halloween!

  3. Maureen says:

    Those are so adorable! Love them.
    Found you and your fabulous blog on Tip Junkie! 🙂

  4. The mummies are too cute! I think my girls would enjoy those!

  5. kamikinard says:

    Too cute! Love the mummies!

  6. Patty S says:

    cute ideas! i LOVE the kittens in the pot!

  7. Katiria says:

    I love those kittens , now i have to buy some foam balls this weekend! Thanks for the idea

    • Sharon says:

      You are so welcome, Katiria. I’d love to know how they turn out. Be sure to tell us about your weekend crafting adventures, and post a photo on our Facebook page, too. Happy crafting!

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