I really enjoy Halloween. I love seeing everyone dressed up and their creative costumes, haunted houses, the Teal Pumpkin Project, and the fun events planned in our community. However, if you would walk into my house right now, you would have no idea we even celebrate the holiday. Other than the two pumpkins we grabbed at the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago, our home is nowhere near festive. And judging by our busy month, we probably won’t be decorating until the week of Halloween.
Time for a Halloween mummy craft to get everyone in a festive mood!
I try to do something with our toddler every weekend that uses his creativity and gets him away from the screen. I like to keep it simple because of his age, and easy to clean up after I already spend enough time cleaning! The best part of this craft activity is that I already had the supplies at home, and you probably do too!
What you’ll need to make this cute Halloween mummy craft:
- White paper plates
- Hole punch
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
- White yarn
- Use the hole punch to make holes around the rim of a white paper plate. The holes can be as close together or far apart as you’d like.
- Glue your mummy’s eyes to the front side of the paper plate.
- Use the black marker to make the rest of your mummy’s face. Get as creative as you’d like!
- Unwind enough yarn to go around the plate 10 or so times. Tie a knot at the end of your yarn big enough so it doesn’t go through the holes you punched. You can also tape the end of the yarn to the back of the plate so it won’t move.
- Work the yarn through the holes on the plate, crossing over to the far side of the plate, until you reach the end of the string. Or until you’ve had enough craft time. If your little one needs help threading the yarn through the hole, you can tape the end they are working with like a shoelace to make it easier. When you finish, tie the end of the yarn on another piece so it doesn’t unravel or glue or tape it to the back of the plate.
- Enjoy your mummy!
If you want to put a fun spin on this for your older kids, ask them to make a mummy that looks like each member of the family or characters from their favorite shows. See how creative they can get!
It isn’t uncommon to see simple toys with this same purpose being sold, but they usually cost more than we’d like to pay for a very simple toy. This craft will entertain your child and inspire creativity with things you likely already have around your house!
Additional Benefits of Hands-on Activities
Did you know sewing and threading activities like this help your little one build their hand-eye coordination, confidence, and patience? Plus it will help them develop fine motor skills, like gripping with their index finger and thumb. Who knew that a simple craft like this could help so much?
When you finish your Halloween mummy craft, post it online, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @VTMom so we can see!
Check out these Halloween costume ideas from the moms here at Vermont Moms:
- Easy Halloween Costumes – No Purchase Necessary
- Do It Yourself Ruth Bader Ginsburg Halloween Costume
- The Art of the Family Costume — Halloween Fun
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