Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Craft: Mummies!

Last week, Nora had the week off school.  I was all excited and planned some activities for us: all kinds of crafts and baking and The Great Mulch Delivery (in our family, that is an activity). We only got to one craft and zero baking, somehow, but no big deal! Here's a fun little Halloween craft I thought I'd share .....


For 3 mummies you need:
3 muslin dolls
1 pkg cheesecloth
fabric glue (we used Fabri-Tac)
black embroidery floss

I found the muslin dolls at a local craft store. I am not sure what they are normally used for, but the second I saw them I thought: Those would make great mummies! They were $2.99 each.
Cut the cheesecloth into 1/2"-or-so strips. Working one section (or limb) at a time, scatter drops of glue across your mummy and then simply wrap the cheesecloth around. You don't need much glue -- the cloth sticks easily and is so thin that glue can stick through a couple layers. When you've covered the whole doll, you can stitch on a little mouth with embroidery floss -- and that's it!

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Brooke (Siayla) said...

Just found your blog from a link back to my newspaper flowers and I have enjoyed reading through some of your past posts. I see you took a break for awhile and hope you are back now on a more regular basis! Love these mummies :)

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