Come home to Mummy! A fun Halloween project you can complete in 1 hour or less.
Designed by Jill MacKay
- Styrofoam® Block, 2-inch x 4-inch x 10-inch
- Styrofoam® Egg Shape, 4-inch
- Dowel Rod, ¼-inch
- Activa Rigid Wrap® Rolls, 4-inch (2)
- Creatology™ Chenille Kraft Stems (1 package)
- Acrylic Paint: Black, Blue
- Wonder Cutter or Serrated Knife (for adult use only)
- Wire Cutters
- Plastic, to cover work space
- Container of Water
An adult only should cut block of Styrofoam® down at one end to create an angular wedge shape, by trimming off the two lower corners of block. Use these corners to fashion the mummy’s feet. Scoop out small indentations on the egg shape for eye sockets.
Cut two 4-inch sections of dowel rod. Attach foot section to narrow end of block by pushing one of the dowel rods into the foot piece and the other into the block. Attach the egg shape to top of body this same way, with the second piece of dowel rod.
To fashion arms and hands use two 12-inch chenille stems and cut two more 4-inch pieces. Connect the two 12-inch pieces together at one end to make a 24-inch piece then fold in half. Twist the two 12-inch pieces together gently along its length. Weave one of the 4-inch pieces of the chenille stem into the loop at the end and twist, securing in place. Add the second piece of 4-inch chenille stem in this same way, creating fingers. Use scissors to trim into different lengths, mimicking fingers. Press cut end of chenille stem into shoulder section of block. Repeat this entire step to create second hand and arm, placing it on other side of body.
Cut four 6-inch long strips of Rigid Wrap®, and following manufacturer’s instructions, cover the Styrofoam® body (head to toe) with one layer of Rigid Wrap® for strength. Then with longer pieces folded in half lengthwise, loosely wrap and drape head and body creating the effect of bandages. Let dry overnight.
Add touches of (very light) blue and black washes for shadow under eyes and in folds on body for color. Let dry.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
Craft the whole family! Personalize with paint, glitter and fabric.