Halloween Standing Mummy Prop




About: Mom of boys, happy wife, acrylic painter, amateur gardener, craft maker, Halloween enthusiast, travel lover and sunshine fan. In a nut shell

Intro: Halloween Standing Mummy Prop

So this Mummy idea is all over Pinterest so I had to give it a try.

Step 1:

I started with taping up my legs with packing tape. Then you cut down the back, re tape and fill with newspaper.

Step 2:

Next the top part of the legs

Step 3:

For the upper body - I had to recruit help!! LOL!! Thanks to my friends for the help with my crazy idea!!!

Step 4:

Once my upper body was taped up, I was cut out via the back and along the arms.

Step 5:

Upper half wasn't all that easy but we got it together. The body was stuffed with lots and lots of paper and taped together. The head was a dollar store skeleton head (though looking back, it was a bit to small and I should have wrapped it more to give it a bit more size).

Step 6:

Now for the wrapping. I bought Cheese cloth from the grocery store and soaked the cheese cloth in coffee. I then hung it outside to dry. Once it was dry I cut it up into strips and just started wrapping it around the body. It is really clingy so it just stays on, the ends I usually tuck under another piece.

Step 7:

I think he turned out pretty good for my first attempt, though smaller than I hoped.

Step 8:

I have since finishing him added a bit more cheese cloth to secure hit arms in place. He looks nice with my hand wall.

I may have to make another to give him a friend!!! I think I will have to wrap my husband the next time around.

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    8 Discussions

    Tura Street

    2 days ago

    This is cute,scary, and cool. I love it. Great Job.


    6 days ago

    This is really cute (in a scary way of course). I love it, but I think I would get claustrophobic trying to make it.


    6 days ago

    The tutorial was very good. I would have thought that the tape would be all messed up as you tried to remove it. Your photos show that this is not the case. This is something I would really like to try. Thank you.


    11 days ago

    Amazing idea! Also, love the tree! Do you happen to have a tutorial for the tree?

    2 replies

    Reply 7 days ago

    Munizmoonkat hi, you can easily make a similar tree with rolled up paper and wire etc. Below I Googled some links for you.


    Reply 10 days ago

    I actually picked the tree up at "Winners" (which is a TJ-Max/ Marshalls type of location). Though I definitely could have made it!!! LOL!!! Maybe making another will have to be a project to add to my ever growing list!!!


    7 days ago

    Very nice tutorial thank you for sharing :)


    14 days ago

    Hey... Way of doing is so nice.... Great idea !!