Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who's Your Mummy?

Nathan and Neil love reading about mummies, so this time of year is perfect to do some mummy crafts in school. We actually started Mummy Week last week, but things got a little off schedule when Nathan got sick on Monday and Neil came down with something Thursday and Friday. So, I decided to roll Mummy Week over onto this week to catch up with our crafts.

One project was to make a life-sized mummy. As you can see from the picture, we only got it to be about the size of a second grader, but that's okay. He still turned out pretty cool. If you're on my Facebook page, you've probably already seen Mr. Mummy looking out our classroom window. He's made from newpaper and then wrapped in toilet paper -- very high class crafting here. Our cat, Denny was scared of the mummy at first. As you can see from this picture, he doesn't seem to mind him now. In fact, a few minutes ago Denny walked up to Mr. Mummy and curled his tail around him, probably hoping for a back rub.

Today we're making Mummy Lollipops, so that should be fun. Maybe I'll post a picture of those if they turn out. Last week we made Mummy Magnets. We wrapped craft sticks with off-white colored yarn and added google eyes and a little bit of self-adhesive magnet to them. They were super simple, which is one things my boys really love, and turned out really cute. Here's a picture of them ...


  1. How cool, Rena. LOVE the projects. The mummy lollipops are cute! :)

  2. That's a lot of mummification going on in your house? You should check out the museum exhibit on Mummies--even if only online. I took the boys to it when it was in Milwaukee and it was fascinating stuff.

  3. The second grader mummy turned out cool! :)
    Knowing your boys, they will probably film a scary movie using the mummy!

  4. These are so creative. Love that mummy!

  5. I love your mummy! He's awesome. And the mini-mummies are super cool too. Happy Halloween to you and your kids!