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CARDBOARD TUBE MUMMIES

Grade: K-6   •   Age: 4-10  •  Written by: Amanda Formaro
[Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children.]
www.craftsbyamanda.com


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These super cute and fun little mummies make great finger puppets. Make your mummy a girl by adding a simple ribbon or construction paper bow to her head!

What You Need:

  • 1 cardboard bathroom tissue tube
  • 1 sheet white construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Color wiggle eyes
  • Glue stick
  • 1/2 sheet of black construction paper

What You Do:

  1. Cut a small piece of black construction paper, about 2” x 1.5” and use glue stick to attach it toward the top of the cardboard tube.
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  2. Use white craft glue to attach wiggle eyes to the black paper.
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  3. Tear white construction paper into strips; reserve the end pieces with the straight edges to use at the top and bottom of the tube.
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  4. Use glue stick to attach the paper strips around the cardboard tube, overlapping as you go. Leave the wiggle eyes and a little of the black paper visible.
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  5. Cover remaining area with white construction paper and voila!
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Tip: Colored wiggle eyes are available at your local craft supply store.

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Recommended Books:

Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry
"The illustrations, by Bryan Langdo, are bright and clever, and there’s a straightforward lesson in geometry built into the promise of Egypt. Very young Egyptologists will enjoy the archaeological atmosphere."
~The New York Times Book Review

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween
Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of creepy and scary Halloween creatures such as witches, bats, monsters - and more. Step-by-step instructions for drawing Halloween cartoon figures and objects.

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