Looking for a fun craft to make with your kids this Halloween? Why not try making this spooky paper plate mummy? All you need is a paper plate, strips of fabric, and some colour paper. They are super easy to make and look great too!
- Paper plate
- Colour paper
- White fabric or bandages
- Sticky tape
- Grey lead pencil
Make some bandages for your mummy, by cutting some white fabric into strips. My strips are 4 cm thick and I used 5 strips for this craft. You could also use some real bandages.
To make your mummy, take a white paper plate, bottom side up, and using a hole punch, punch holes on either side of his head, towards the top. Your plate should look similar to the one below.
Take one of your fabric strips, and thread it through one of the holes from front to back. Leaving a small tail at the back of the plate. Repeat on the other side of the plate.
Your strip of fabric should look similar to the one below.
Repeat this step to add more bandages to your mummy. You can even add some diagonal bandages.
Once you have finished adding your bandages, flip over your paper plate, trim any excess fabric, and sticky tape the ends to the back of the plate.
Make your mummy some spooky eyes, by cutting some shapes from colour paper. To make the mask shape behind the eyeballs, draw a rounded rectangle shape and cut out. To make my shape I traced around the lid of a hairspray bottle twice, leaving a small gap in the centre. I then connected the circles, by drawing a line across the top and bottom of the circles. The circles are 5.5 cm in diameter and the shape is 5.5 cm high and 11.5 cm wide.
To make your eyeballs, cut 2 larger green circles and 2 smaller black circles. Cut a small triangle shape from each of your black circles. They will look a bit like Pacman. My green circles are 3.5 cm in diameter and my black circles 2.5 cm in diameter.
Finish your mummy’s eyes by layering your black circles and green circles on top of your black mask shape and glue in place. Glue your eyes to your mummy’s head.
Your paper plate mummy is now complete! You could even cut some small eye holes in your mummy and add a stick or elastic to make a mask.
Our paper plate mummy is so much fun to make, and really quick and easy too! They are a great craft to do with your kids this Halloween. I hope you have lots of fun making yours!