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Paper Plate Mummy Craft

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

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

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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
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.

hand holding green paper plate mummy craft

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!

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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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