DIY: Mini Mummy

by , posted on October 8th, 2012 in Arts & Crafts, Halloween

This Halloween throw a mini party. We made decorations and party hats, now let’s make some guests—mini mummies.

For this project, you’ll need:
12 gauge wire (found in the jewelry section of most craft stores)
wire cutters

Step 1
Cut a length of wire measuring roughly two feet.

Step 2
Start shaping the wire into a body. I find it’s easiest to start at the head and work my way around the body: left arm, left leg, right leg, right arm, back to head.

Step 3
Tear muslin into thin strips. I recommend no wider than a 1/2 inch. To do this, make a one inch snip into the fabric every 1/2 inch and rip it. It’ll tear in a straight line.

Step 4
Wrap. I start at the head and work my way down the body.

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11 Responses to “DIY: Mini Mummy”

  1. m gomez Says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks! What a fun tutorial! My hubby and I turned on the radio and each made one of these last night and the kiddos were delighted to wake up to mummies.

  2. Ashley Says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    So cute! We’ll be making this craft for Halloween this year :)

  3. Glados Says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Cute! Definately going to be making these for Halloween. :D

    Also, not trying to be rude or anything but there’s no such thing as a Judo kick. Judo is a “peaceful” martial art in which there is no striking.

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks for clearing that up Glados. The mummy should have been reading a martial arts book instead of Great Mummies in History.

  4. ouida Says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I found this on pinterest months ago. I guess great minds thinks alike!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Ooh! That is a great one Ouida. I think it’s better than mine!

  5. Andrea :: Crafting Connections Says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Oh these minis – they are killing me! Adding to my Halloween diorama :)

  6. Cecilia Says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    These are adorable. I have a question…about how much muslin do you think you use per doll? I’m thinking of bringing this craft to my daughter’s class halloween party (with the wire forms pre-made already) and am trying to figure out how much muslin I’d need to get for 20 dolls. Thanks…and again, awesome idea. :)

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Hi Cecilia,

    I think I bought 3 yards of the smaller width (36 inches?) and we were able to make more than 20 out of it. But if I was being safe, I’d by 4 yards. And I bought the cheapish muslin. It doesn’t need to be a heavy weight muslin at all.

    I hope your daughter’s class has a BLAST with it!

  7. Vone Says:

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Super cute. I found you from The Crafty Crow. I’m thinking of making with the kids for my daughter’s birthday/halloween party. I might make some forms for the kids who don’t want to make their own.
    thanks for the idea.

  8. Mila Says:

    October 27th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    It is really cool project and I added it to my Halloween Craft Collection! You can find it in my Sweet Garden

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