Mummies are a favourite at Halloween time and for discussing ancient Egyptians. Children love to make mummies and have them stalk the living and disturb their slumber. Making your own mummies out of tissue paper is an easy, cheap and creative way to bring more mummies into your life.
Barbie Doll Mummy
A simple mummy perfect for a coffin is a Barbie doll. Arrange the doll so that it's arms are at its side, and wrap the doll from head to toe in tissue paper. Cutting the paper into strips makes for easier wrapping and also creates layers as you place them on the doll for a more realistic look. You can make the dummies come out of their coffins or use a Barbie doll as a base for a walking dummy. Use male Barbie dolls to avoid having to deal with hair, and wrap each limb in tissue paper instead of wrapping the entire body.
To create a fun pencil holder or decorative vase use cans wrapped in tissue paper to make a festive decoration. Wrap the can, bucket or vase with white tissue paper. This is a base layer and does not need to be cut into strips. Cut long strips of tissue paper and wrap them around the can to create the layering look of mummy wrappings. Cut out two black felt circles to attach to the can for eyes. Loop a strand of tissue paper across the tops and bottoms of the eyes to create a spookier look.
Full Sized Cut Out
Children can make mummies their own size by having someone trace their outline on a heavy paper or cardboard. Have the child cut out the shape. Use strips of tissue paper and wrap the outlined shape. For the face of the mummy use construction paper to make eyes, small nostrils and a scary mouth. Repeat with adults and other siblings to make a mummy family.
Toilet Paper Roll Mummy
Take a toilet paper roll and place a plastic Easter egg. Secure the egg on the roll and use markers or other materials such as felt stickers to create a scary mummy face on the egg. Wrap the roll and egg with strips of tissue paper to complete the mummy.
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