Craft Stick Mummies (and Ninjas??)

So I fully intended to make and post these super easy craft stick mummies that make a great classroom or party craft. They’re fast, use very few supplies, and don’t involve anything intricate. Kids love them, and they are cute. Couldn’t ask for too much more :)

But if you know me, I like color. 

White is so BORING, so I thought I would play around with my mummies today and add a little color. I’m thinking it probably would have been better to stick with purple or orange, but I chose pink and black. Why? Well, I was actually thinking along the lines of a “girl” mummy for the pink and then the black I just thought would look cool…

I’m not really sure what to think of these. I think they look like Ninjas. Hmm. Would be great for a ninja birthday party huh? Anyone having one of those soon? He he. Oh well, they’re cute, they’re easy, what’s not to like. ;)

Craft Stick Mummies

You will need

jumbo craft sticks
felt, cut into 1/2 strips
2 small wiggle eyes
felt glue or a hot glue gun

Note: If you use hot glue, remember it’s best for grown ups or older, more experienced kids to handle this. Hot glue is much faster, but it can definitely be done with felt glue. For this project I wouldn’t recommend white craft glue because it soaks right through felt.

What you do

Glue wiggle eyes to the craft stick. Glue strips of felt around the craft stick, just don’t cover up the eyes. Each time you come to the end of a strip of felt, stop it in the back of the stick and glue in place, trim if needed. This keeps all the odd cut bits at the back. ;)

Glue one last strip of felt to the back of the mummy and wrap it around the front as arms. Cross the arms and glue together, trim ends.

That’s it, you’re done!

To make this craft into a kit, drop a craft stick, two eyes and several strips of felt into a sandwich bag. Print instructions and tape to the front of the bag, or fold them and place them inside.

Would be fun at a party to stick the mummy craft kit into the Monster Treat Bags!

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Comments

  1. Creative Craft Ideas says

    This is such a cute idea. I wish I would have seen these in time for halloween. I will have to bookmark it until next year! so fun…

    Anne

  2. Anonymous says

    I love the ninja idea. I'll be using it as a craft to go along with a kid's book discussion group where we're reading Night of the Ninjas (part of the Magic Tree House series).

    Sandy

  3. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says

    Hi Amanda These are adorable! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. shel says

    thank you for sharing this idea! i might need to come up with a classroom activity for my 2nd grader.. this may work. thanks again! :)

  5. Amanda says

    Thank you Kim! ;)

    Ritkiss and Shel – yes this would be a really fun classroom craft! Hope you make it and the kids love it!

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