Halloween Standing Mummy Prop

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

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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    frarugi87

    5 weeks ago

    "I think I will have to wrap my husband the next time" This sounds scary... You are going to take him out of there, aren't you? :P

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    Bard

    Question 7 weeks ago

    Have you tried wrapping your body parts in plastic wrap before using the packing tape for an easier egress?

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    PCaron4Bard

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    That is a great idea!!!!!! Thank you for the tip!!!! I want to make another one as some point but always start new projects instead. LOL!! I will try that out for the next one for sure!!!

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    alleshochladen

    5 weeks ago

    Your gorgeous tutorial has been the first I've faced here at instructables. You obviously had much fun doing this. That inspired me and so I've created a tutorial of my own. Thanks.

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    PCaron4alleshochladen

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Thank is awesome!!!! I can't help but be crafty and Halloween is the perfect holiday to try stuff out. If something doesn't turn out perfect it's O.K. because Halloween is suppose to be kind of messy and broken. Lol!!! Have fun and I can't wait to see your tutorial of your mummy!!

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    blem94361

    6 weeks ago

    OMG! I pranked my brother with this and he FLIPPED! Awesome job!

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    Tura Street

    8 weeks ago

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

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    BrianK150

    2 months 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.

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    MissCherie1of5

    2 months 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.

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    munizmoonkat

    2 months ago

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

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    LeslieGeeemunizmoonkat

    Reply 2 months ago

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

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    PCaron4munizmoonkat

    Reply 2 months 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!!!

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    LeslieGeee

    2 months ago

    Very nice tutorial thank you for sharing :)

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    AnandM54

    2 months ago

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