Introduction: How to Make Concrete Mummies

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Join us as we share how to make fun concrete mummies! For full how-to please watch the video.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You'll need:

  • concrete
  • cotton piping or other absorbent material
  • balloon
  • plastic wrap
  • water
  • ping pong balls
  • Also when working with concrete you need to protect your hands, lungs, and eyes. Wear plastic gloves, safety glasses, and use a mask over your nose.

Step 2: Inflate the Balloon

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We used an inflator to fill our balloon. To add strength to the balloon and to help prevent accidental popping, wrap the balloon in plastic wrap after filling.

Step 3: Mix Up Concrete

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Mix the concrete with water until it is a soupy consistency. If it's more like dirty water, that's too watery. Add water as you work to keep a soupy consistency.

Saturate the cotton piping or whatever absorbent material you are using--don't loose the end. Start wrapping all around the ballon in a random pattern until you are satisfied with the look.

If you're using ping pong ball eyes, leave a space where they will be attached after drying.

Put the orb into a bowl for drying at least 24 hours.

After drying, pop and remove the balloon, glue in the eyes.

Step 4: Set Up Your Spooky/Creepy Display

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We utilized our concrete hands and natural elements to create a display with the concrete mummies. The "nest" was a happy accident created when one of the balloons lost air before the concrete was dry. We removed the balloon and fully collapsed the concrete creating a bowl. Ping pong balls along with green craft paint make a creepy nest of reptile eggs.

We used dried leaves, Spanish moss, sticks, orange mini lights, and purchased bag of "spider webbing" to complete our display.

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