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Halloween Craft – Making Mummies

Spooky Fun!

Halloween is here, well almost, and here is a cute craft that most can make, even little ones, with a little help.  These mummies are easy to make, make a fun Halloween craft, and don’t require many materials.

What you will need

  • 1 can for every mummy
  • black construction paper or cardstock
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • gauze

Special note: can edges can be sharp, please check cans before using. If cans are sharp, push as many edges as possible and then tape an extra strip of construction paper or cardstock over the area, to avoid any cuts. The best option would be to use a can opener that leaves no sharp edges, but I understand not everyone has one of those.

Getting Started

The first thing to do is simply and roughly cut the paper or cardstock (I used cardstock) to the height of the can. Once that is done, tape one side to the can. Believe it or not, I only could find painter’s tape and didn’t want to run out of clear tape, but the tape will not be noticeable once the craft is completed.

Mummy can

After taping, I also ran glue around the can, pressed the paper or cardstock to the can, and lastly adhered the edge with more tape.


Next, I glued the eyes on and allowed them to dry, I let them sit for about 10 minutes, though you could work faster, I just didn’t want them to move around once I started applying the gauze.

making mummies

I started applying gauze at the top leaving a bit to fold inside the can and just worked around the eyes. Once at the bottom I just tucked under the last loop around and dabbed some glue to hold.

fun crafts

Lastly, I pulled a piece of gauze in the center to make a mouth, dabbed a bit of glue to hold, and pressed for a minute until it stayed on its own, though for variation you could leave some without mouths.

Halloween Bingo

All Done!

halloween crafts

I added some candy and turned these into treat “bags” for a party. These would be super fun to make at a party or to give to kids when they come trick or treating, depending on how many you get, we don’t get many, though if I start handing out things like this, I might 🙂 .

Using the cans is a great way to recycle an item and they also make fun decorations on a mantle. These are really fun crafts!

I hope you enjoy making some spooky (cute) mummies this Halloween season and for some ideas on what to do with your leftover Halloween candy… check out these tips!

If you make these please let me know what you think! You can comment below or head over to Instagram or Facebook and share your pics… tag me @bemandfam!

BEM and Fam 🙂

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