These are a super cute craft for Halloween that the preschoolers can do!
I chose four pumpkins that I thought resembled our family from our heaping pile of pumpkins on our front porch. [Ha. Hmm... Not something I thought I'd be comparing to my family...]
I decorated a couple first to get figure out what had to be done.
[I didn't have any directions, only a picture of these pumpkin mummies from bhg.com as a fresh idea for decorating pumpkins.]
Also it was nice to have something to show to Henry.
He doesn’t even know what a mummy is!
The smaller pumpkins are much harder to do than the larger ones, so I let Henry try wrapping up the larger pumpkin [Dad Pumpkin] that was left.
What you need to make a Family of Pumpkin Mummies:
- I used 4 yards of a gauze roll [1 roll].
- 2 googly eyes per pumpkin, in corresponding sizes [courtesy of CraftProjectIdeas.com]
- And a little piece of black sticky back foam for the mouth [or you could use black construction paper, I just didn't have any].
Creating a family of Pumpkin Mummies is easy :
- Cut the gauze in half, lengthwise. [And half again for the smaller pumpkins.]
- Hot glue one end of the gauze to the pumpkin [in the back].
- Wrap away. [Henry enjoyed spinning the pumpkin while I held the gauze.]
- Hot glue the other end of the gauze, or tuck it in. [The smaller pumpkins, I had to hot glue a couple times while wrapping... it wouldn't stay!]
- Hot glue on the googly eyes, tucking it under the edge of a piece of gauze to have it peeping out.
- Stick on the black sticky foam as the mouth. [I just cut a small triangle shape and tucked it in. I also found if you completely cover the mouth with the gauze and just cut a slit, it leaves a cute opening!]
Our pumpkin mummy family. Mom, Dad, Henry and George.
What pumpkin mummy do you think is who?
Henry has them all named…
Henry is 3 years old.