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Check out this fun and spooky mummy craft! All you need is white and black paper and the kids will love making a mummy all their own.
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Here’s What You Need
Here’s your mummy craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Mummy Printable Template <— Get it Here!
- black cardstock, or construction paper
- white copy paper
- glue sticks
Make this Egyptian Mummy Craft while reading these Fun Books:
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Mummy Template
Download the Free Mummy Printable Template. You will be stapling the template to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.
You’ll will need to decide if you’re doing large or small mummies. And if you want to use the coffin background or not.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Ancient Egypt Mummy Craft Shapes
Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.
It was my daughter’s idea to add the coffin to the back of the mummy after I had already made this post so I don’t have it included in the photos – but I did add it to the template.
If you want to add the coffin (included in the template) just staple it to brown paper and cut out as many as you need.
Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.
Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!
Step 3: Cut Out the Eyes or Use Googly Eyes
I’ve included a template for the mummy’s eyes. You can always choose to use googly eyes or have the kids draw their own. If you want to use the template, here’s how.
Cutting out the eyes is a little bit more difficult because you want to keep the printed outline for the craft. You will need to print or copy the eye page for as many as you need. Again, you can cut the template in half to save paper.
Staple the pages together and cut out multiple pieces at once. Just make sure you line the paper up perfectly before stapling. Hold them up to the light and rotate the paper until they all line up.
I used the same eyes in my shark craft and you can see how I cut them in my shark video (at 2:38 time mark):
So, line up all those mummy eyeballs and get cutting!
Step 4: Rip up copy paper strips for the mummy’s paper wrap
This part is fun, and you can do it ahead of time or have the kids do it as a part of the craft. You’re going to get copy paper and rip it up into strips to look like real mummy wrappings! I was able to rip four sheets at a time.
- get 4 sheets of white computer paper – or two sheets folded in half
- rip off a tiny strip from all four edges – so there’s no straight edges – throw away
- hold paper horizontally and rip thin strips
- thin strips are better for the end result
Step 5: How to Assemble Your Mummy Craft for Preschool and Toddlers
The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!
- Start with the black construction paper body
- Use a glue stick to glue on white paper strips – I found it’s best to put the glue on the mummy and then attached the white paper.
- Make sure to leave room and glue on the eyes
- If you choose to include the coffin outline, glue your mummy into place
- Don’t forget to put your name on the back.
And you’re finished!
This is a great paper mummy craft for Fall and Halloween. And it’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.
More Halloween Craft Printables
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Halloween Crafts.
As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!