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Paper Plate Mummy Craft [Free Template]

It’s Halloween time and we’re so excited to get crafting! This paper plate mummy craft is the newest one in our Halloween crafts for kids.

It’s fun, easy, and great for young children in preschool, PreK, and kindergarten.

Be sure to download our free printable template to make it even easier to recreate with your kids or students.

Besides being fun, this craft helps kids with fine motor skills, creativity, and more! Check it out and watch our quick video tutorial below.

Easy Mummy Craft For Kids

collage of paper plate mummy craft images with the words paper plate mummy in the middle

Supplies

Related: Handprint Zombie Craft

Directions

Download the mummy template, print and cut out the pieces you’ll need.

hands holding mummy craft template

Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint. We use acrylic paint because it covers really well, only needs one coat and dries quickly, but use any paint you have on hand. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving.

hands painting paper plate blue

Place the mummy head template as far to the side as you can on the paper plate, trace and cut out. Trace the mummy ears on the scrap part of the paper plate and cut those out. Set aside for later.

hands tracing mummy face template onto paper plate

Glue the eyes in the middle of the mummy’s head. Draw on some nostril holes with crayons or markers.

hands gluing eyes to paper plate mummy

Take the printer paper and tear apart small pieces to use as a mummy wrap.

Glue the mummy wrap all over the paper plate, leaving room for the eyes to peek out. Use scissors to trim off or if you prefer, leave it the way it is.

hands gluing paper strips to mummy craft

Glue the mummy’s ears to the back of the paper plate, one on each side.

hands gluing ear to paper plate mummy craft

Assemble the mummy’s mouth by gluing the teeth to the top and the bottom of the mouth. Use the crayon to color the teeth gray or brown. Cut off the part of the teeth that hangs over the mouth.

hands gluing teeth onto paper plate mummy mouth

Place the finished mouth below the nose in the center of the paper plate.

hands gluing mouth onto blue paper plate mummy craft

This craft is super simple and great for Halloween!

And, as we mentioned earlier, it’s great for working on kids fine motor skills. If you want to work on scissors skills instead, we’ve also included mummy wrap rectangles the kiddos can out instead.

blue paper plate mummy craft

Halloween Unit For Kids

Create a Halloween-themed unit for kids around this paper plate mummy craft! Below are some of our favorite ideas!

We know reading out loud to children is a good way to help them develop. Not only does it improve their language development, but also it enhances their vocabulary and general knowledge. Reading out loud to children is a crucial part of the early literacy process that every child should experience.

Add in some Halloween books for kids to start your unit studies!

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our most favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5 minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

hand holding green paper plate mummy craft

Crafting teaches children how to create something out of nothing, giving them a sense of pride and accomplishment. It also teaches them to use their imagination and creativity and sparks their interest in the arts. Halloween is a great time to do lots of fun crafts. Below are some of our favorites:

Add in some learning with these Halloween do a dot printables. They’ll help kids work on skills letter and number recognition and fine motor skills!

Your kids will love these Halloween pattern block mats! Help your children learn shapes and colors with these fun, seasonal activity mats.

When your little one can’t wait for October 31st, here’s a fun and easy way to keep their hands busy! This Halloween play dough kit is spooky and great for sensory play.

However you decide to make this Halloween craft, we’re sure kids will not only have fun and build memories, but they’ll also be working on valuable skills that will help them in the classroom!

Share With Us

Did you make this paper plate mummy craft with your kids or students? If so, we want to feature them!

Take a picture of your child’s completed craft and post it to our Facebook page or email it to us directly.

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

green and blue paper plate mummy craft

Paper Plate Mummy Craft

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy paper plate mummy craft with the kids this Halloween season!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Construction paper or colored cardstock
  • Brown or gray crayon
  • Black marker or crayon
  • Plain white printer paper
  • Mummy template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the mummy template, print and cut out the pieces you'll need.
  2. Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint. We use acrylic paint because it covers really well, only needs one coat and dries quickly, but use any paint you have on hand. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving.
  3. Place the mummy head template as far to the side as you can on the paper plate, trace and cut out. Trace the mummy ears on the scrap part of the paper plate and cut those out. Set aside for later.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the mummy's head. Draw on some nostril holes with crayons or markers.
  5. Take the printer paper and tear apart small pieces to use as a mummy wrap.
  6. Glue the mummy wrap all over the paper plate, leaving room for the eyes to peek out. Use scissors to trim off or if you prefer, leave it the way it is.
  7. Glue the mummy's ears to the back of the paper plate, one on each side.
  8. Assemble the mummy's mouth by gluing the teeth to the top and the bottom of the mouth. Use the crayon to color the teeth gray or brown. Cut off the part of the teeth that hangs over the mouth.
  9. Place the finished mouth below the nose in the center of the paper plate.

Free Mummy Template

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