Okay...let's start with a disclaimer.
I did this project with my 10 and 8 year old kids.
I thought this would be a fun kid craft...but it turned out
to be a little harder than anticipated...
so I ended up doing all the wrapping...
and they came in to decorate.
This would be a fun gift for kids to give their friends!
Funny little stocking stuffers too!
Step 1: What you'll need...
Wooden Bead or ball (ours are balls with a hole half way through it)
Step 2: Build the skeleton!
Take a pipecleaner and a wooden ball bead.
Begin by making a skeleton.
Fold the Pipe cleaner in half...
Wooden Bead or Ball hot glued in place
Bend pipe cleaners about an inch away from head to make arms.
Then back to the middle.
Then bend remaining length in half for the legs.
It basically makes a star shape!
Step 3: Mummify!
It ends up looking like a mummy!
We tied it off in the middle and began wrapping.
Our pipe cleaners were thick fuzz, so there
was some trimming that took place.
The yarn slips around a bit, so this is where I sort of took over.
I used hot glue to tack the yarn in place here and there...
Especially over the head. It was so slippery that
the yarn just kept sliding off.
Finally all mummified!
Step 4: Clothing!
You could use yarn or twine...but we have gangs of this stuff.
Now you are building the clothes!
You have to decide what you want your little voodoo baby to look like...I picked a pumpkin head guy.
The kids picked a fairy and a bunny. Then we did a bunch more!
I found that hot gluing the ends of the hands and
then wrapping from hand to hand works best.