The Middle Child is in third grade this year and I was tasked to come up with a craft to do at their Halloween party. This is sometimes one of those things that is easier said than done. The party is at the end of the day so I didn't want anything that was going to be wet and messy that the kids would have to drag on the bus or leave at school until Monday. It also had to be easy enough to complete in a short period of time but not too easy that the kids thought it was babyish. So out came all the craft books and magazines and I narrowed it down to a few possibilities and ran them by the Middle Child. Turns out he and I both liked the same one for our first choice which we found in an old issue of Family Fun magazine. I modified the directions a tad from the original article.
Craft Stick Mummy:
2 google eyes
1 wooden craft spoon
2 craft sticks cut into 2 to 2 1/2 inch pieces (for arms)
2 craft sticks cut into 3 inch pieces (for legs)
(I found short craft sticks that were about 3 inches long and used them for all the limbs to cut down on prep)
3 strips of muslin fabric cut or torn into 1 inch x 18 inch strips
craft glue or glue dots (I used glue dots for the first time and am in love!)
Attach the craft sticks to the craft spoon to from arms and legs using craft glue or glue dots
Wrap strip of muslin fabric around the legs. Use craft glue or glue dots to attach ends.
Wrap another strip of muslin around arms, using craft glue or glue dots to attach ends.
Wrap last muslin strip around body and head, attaching ends with craft glue or glue dots.
Attach 2 google eyes using glue dots or craft glue
If you want to turn your mummy into a magnet, attach a magnet strip along the back.
See what the other SITS Girls are creating!