Hi guys, this is my favorite time of year, Halloween. Over the years I have made several projects for Halloween. Well, this year I made a Wooden Mummy. It's made from some scrap wood I had left over from a project.
In this Instructable, I will try my best to show how easy it is to make one. This is a easy, DIY project, with limited tools.
I have also included the video from my YouTube channel.
Step 1: What's Needed
You will need the Following:
a piece of plywood, around 37" long by 9" wide
pencil or marker
Nail gun with nails or Staples
White Spray Paint
Black Craft Paint
Step 2: Pattern
I had a piece of left over 3/8" thick plywood from working on my house. It was 37" long by 9" wide by 3/8" thick.
Draw you an outline on the board of a Mummy, with a pencil or marker, this doesn't have to be perfect.
Then cut it out with a Jigsaw.
It should look similar to the last picture.
Step 3: Rip Strips
Now take another piece of plywood, and rip some strips, about 1 1/4" wide.
Then cut the strips down different lengths, just like the above pictures. You want the strips to hang over each side, to be trimmed later.
Step 4: Attach the Strips
Align your strips, like the pictures above. Apply glue and nails.
Note if you don't have a nail gun, use clamps or weights.
Allow the glue to dry overnight, or at least a couple of hours
Step 5: Cutoff Excess
After the glue has dried overnight, flip the board over, and trim off the overhang, with your Jigsaw.
Step 6: Sand
Hand sand over the entire piece, to remove some rough edges from the Jigsaw.
Note this doesn't have to be smooth.
Step 7: Paint
Now we need to paint the mummy. I am using Rustoluem White Spray paint, a flat color. Don't spray to much, you want the feel of old bandages. Spray one coat and let let soak up into the wood. If needed, spray another coat within a hour.
After the White paint has dried, I took some Black craft paint, and painted the area where the eyes will be.
Step 8: Eyes
Now glue the Eyes in place, I used some super glue.
Note you could also paint the eyes.
Step 9: Finished
Well here it is setup in front of my house, with my other Halloween projects. I think it turned out ok, this is a simple DIY project. Thanks for checking out my Instructable.
Check out some of my other Halloween projects.
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