mummies and monsters for Halloween picture

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – easy to make mummies and monsters for Halloween.

These fun crafts are the perfect way to help your little ones get into the spirit of Halloween.

The mummies are so easy even the three-year-old Goddess enjoyed the fun.

Who doesn’t like making scary monster faces? This one is made out of a tissue box. Watch out when you put your hand in his big mouth – you may just end up with a handful of treats!

The creepy candle holder takes a bit more skill, but the kids can still help with the glueing.

MUMMIES AND MONSTERS FOR HALLOWEEN

 

MUMMIES

mummies and monsters for Halloween picture

MATERIALS

 

  • Foil
  • Plaster bandage
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Bowl of water

 

METHOD

 

  • Scrunch the foil to make a body and head shape.
mummies and monsters for Halloween picture

Create a figure by scrunching and rolling the foil.

  • Roll two more pieces of foil to form arms and legs and twist them around the body.
  • Cut lengths of the plaster wrap to around 5 cm wide.
  • Dip a strip into the water and gently squeeze out the excess. TIP: Do this quickly and try not to saturate the wrap too much or it will lose its ‘bandage’ look when dry.
  • Wind the plastic wrap around the foil body in a crisscross shape to ensure the arms and legs are held in place.
mummies and monsters for Halloween picture

Wing the plaster wrap around the foil figure

  • Starting from the head, continue dipping, squeezing and winding the plaster wrap around the foil body until it is covered.
  • When dry, glue on some googly eyes.

 

MONSTERS

mummies and monsters for Halloween picture

MATERIALS

  • Tissue box
  • Paint
  • Paper scraps
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Lollies

 

METHOD

  • Paint the tissue box the scary colour of your choice
  • Cut the plastic away from the opening.
  • Use the glue and scissors to add eyes, teeth, hair and other features.
  • Place lollies in the bottom of the box and have kids reach inside the monster’s mouth to retrieve them.

 

SPOOKY CANDLE HOLDER

mummies anbd monsters for Halloween picture

MATERIALS

 

  • Glass jar
  • Black cardboard
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Candle

 

METHOD

  • Wrap the black cardboard around the jar to measure the width and height you will need and cut to size.
  • Draw a spooky picture on the card. If you choose to do a scary tree or monster, be sure and cut out eye holes, and cut out windows for scary houses as it adds to the eerie look.
  • When you are happy with the picture, glue the cardboard onto the outside of the jar.
  • Wrap a piece of tissue paper around the jar to determine the size you will need and cut accordingly.
  • Cover the jar and the cardboard picture in glue and carefully attach the tissue paper so it is covering the entire jar.
  • Place a candle inside the jar.

Check out my other fun Halloween craft projects for a spooky house, pop-up ghost, Mandrake, and apple head monster.

Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria