Halloween crafts for kids: DIY Crepe Paper Mummies

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.

Cute Halloween craft for kids -- Crepe Paper Mummies. CraftsnCoffee.com.

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
Easy Crepe Paper Mummy for kids to make. CraftsnCoffee.com

The large mummy uses a 4″ ball. There are so many different types of googly eyes available, and kids might have fun choosing their own style of wiggle eyes.

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.

Love this Halloween craft idea for kids -- Crepe Paper Mummy Balls.

The bat is totally optional, but kind of cute.

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.

Kids will have a blast making these easy, Crepe Paper Mummies. CraftsnCoffee.com. #Halloween #Craft #for #kids

Have kids make a whole family of Crepe Paper Mummies.

Ready for more?

Super-cute Halloween crafts for kids on CraftsnCoffee.comHere’s another classic Halloween craft – mummies made with cheesecloth.

easy Halloween crafts for kids

Mummy Mania Family by Dondi Richardson.

This family is totally square! Here’s how you can make your own Frankenmummy Family.

Easy Halloween kids' crafts on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Frankenmummy Family by Dondi Richardson.

A while back, designer Patty Schaffer shared her adorable Yarn Ghosts.

sweet Halloween crafts for kids

Yarn Ghosts by Patty Schaffer.

Or how about these Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts.

how to make cute ghost crafts for kids with Styrofoam and fun fur

Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts by Dondi Richardson.

And finally, this Glove Ghostie is pretty darn cute.

Such a cute Halloween kids' craft! Glove Ghostie is made with a glove and Styrofoam balls.

Glove Ghostie by Kathleen George.

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?

Happy crafting.


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15 Responses to Halloween crafts for kids: DIY Crepe Paper Mummies

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  4. Liz Mays says:

    I totally love these! I had to pin them because I can’t resist making them.

  5. Lori says:

    So creative Sharon!

  6. LisaM6 says:

    Those are cute. What fun. I will pass this on to a couple teachers and the after school program.

  7. All of these are awesome but my favorite are the Fuzzy Wuzzies!!! So cute! TFS!

  8. kidosmom says:

    How cute, by the way who won the last contest?

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