Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Mummies

We got out the empty cardboard tubes again for another fun set of Halloween characters. This time we made a few silly mummies.

Supplies Needed:
Empty cardboard tube
White tissue paper torn into strips
Sponges (for spreading glue)
Googly eyes

To prepare, you will want to thin your glue with water. I used regular school glue combined with water in a 1-1 ratio. Mix it well and it will work similar to ModPodge. We used small sponges to spread our glue. I wanted the girls to be able to spread a lot of glue quickly and the sponges did the trick.

Spread the glue on your cardboard tube and start wrapping. Once you have one layer on, spread some glue over top of your tissue paper and wrap some more. The water/glue mixture will not get gloopy or clumpy. If you dab your sponge on top of the tissue paper instead of smearing, your tissue paper will not tear. And, if it does tear, you won't notice. Once you are satisfied with your wrapping, set your tube aside and walk away until it dries. It will look like a wet mess (see above picture), but once it dries, you'll have a mummy.

After our mummies had dried, we glued googly eyes to our mummies using regular-strength glue and not our thinned out glue. And that's it! 

Now, I wonder what else we can make with our empty cardboard tubes... any suggestions?

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  1. So cute! I think we'll make these to put in the bags we Boo with this weekend!

  2. These are awesome! We love TP roll crafts! I'll be doing this with my boys for sure. I'm featuring this tomorrow at The Sunday Showcase.

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