Please welcome the newest addition to the ATTW5.. team, Jennifer from Simply Smalltown! She is going to be sharing her cute and creative kids DIY crafts with you all each month so I hope you feel inspired to create fun memories with your own kids! Enjoy!
Growing up my mother celebrated every single holiday. Obsessively. To the point where she gave us cards on Mother’s Day. Now, I’m not quite certain I’ll go that far. However, during this time of year my house practically bleeds black and orange. Since I do have young kids, Halloween tends to be less gore and guts and a little more gimmick… and I am a-ok with that.
I like pumpkins just as much as the next gal, I just need to keep some variety. This year I am ogling over bats and mummies. These mummified cuties are perfect for my porch and made the perfect project for my 3 yr old.
Cheesecloth (cut into strips)
Cellophane food wrap
1) Wrap your containers in plastic wrap.
2) Spray outside of container with starch.
3) Wrap randomly with cheesecloth strips. (The random part is where my daughter excelled over me.)
4) Leave to dry… or stick in front of a fan.
5) Wiggle the container out of faceless mummy.
6) Secure googly eyes with hot glue/glue/adhesive.
7) Insert flameless candle.
8) Set up and enjoy!
** When using the larger canister, the mummy needed support so I cut the canister in half and used some spare spray paint to make it solid white.
** If smaller hands decide to assist, much like my 1 yr old did… small dabs of strategically placed glue may be needed.
** My favorite mummy ended up being the 32oz plastic drink bottle.
Hi! I’m Jennifer. It seems as though I have been barefoot and pregnant for the past four years, and thoroughly trying not to take any of it for granted. Recently moved to the Northwest region of our great nation and became one of “those” moms. Appearing with a slight crunch and than occasionally bribing my kids with fruit snacks. (Don’t judge ya’ll, sometimes we can all use a little sugar.) Feel free to hop on over to my blog, Simply Smalltown, to check out the random journaling of my DIY projects, local events, and even a few recipes. Thanks!