Mummy Letters – Halloween Craft for Kids has been brought to you by BurlapFabric.com. All opinions are mine. Contains affiliate links
Since it is already September, I guess it is time to start thinking about Halloween. It’s not my favorite holiday, but it’s in my favorite season and the day before the Captain’s birthday, so I have learned to love it. It really is a lot of fun to see the boys dress up in their favorite costume and get candy and little toys. They love it, so I guess I must, too. I sound like a hater, but I just don’t like adults trying to scare kids who don’t like to be scared. Halloween doesn’t have to be full of scary things to be fun! Maybe I’m just bitter because I was a very sensitive child who scared easily and I have bad memories of Halloween. ha!
The boys love to make decorations for different holidays, and I like to keep it fun and cute for Halloween. I came up with the idea to cover cardboard letters with cheesecloth and attach the always adorable googly eyes . D had the idea to attach a nose on his mummy, so he added a pom pom and it’s pretty cute, I must say.
The Captain volunteered to show exactly how we made it in this time lapse video:
- school glue
- cheesecloth, cut in long strips
- two googly eyes
- Draw a block letter on a piece of cardboard.
- Cut the cardboard letter out.
- Squeeze out a thin line of glue on the letter, then smooth it out to cover the top surface of the cardboard.
- Press the end of a cheesecloth strip on the letter.
- Begin wrapping the cheesecloth strips around the letter, pressing down slightly so it will stick to the glue.
- Wrap cheesecloth strips and secure with more glue on the back of the letter, until no more cardboard is showing.
- When all strips are secure, glue two googly eyes on the mummy and it’s complete!
Visit BurlapFabric.com for high quality cheesecloth, in many different grades and colors, and lots of other fabrics, like the burlap strips we used in our Burlap Flag Craft.
Do you have a cute Halloween craft that you love? Leave a link in the comments, I’d love to try it with the boys!