Welcome back to day two of my creepy craft-a-thon! Counting down the days till my favourite holiday , Halloween! After making these spooky crafts you really will wat mummy! Can you guess the theme yet?
Halloween with my mummy
Halloween wasn’t something we did every year but we never failed to have fun on the day. We went tick or treating a few times wearing the odd bin bag costume with he plastic witches fingers and the bag of watery spinach as a trick for people to put their hands into. Trick or trearting wasn’t what it was abpout for me.
It was that We got to be anything we wanted for one night of the year without being subjected to bullies. We got to eat sweets and leave the house when it was dark. Some of my fondest memories were visiting my uncles pub for the weekend and the halloween parites they used to have, staying up late watching scary kovies in the old barn with my cousins by torch light.
Halloween as a mummy
Its different now. There’s so many people out there trying to ruin a fun thing. we don’t trick or treat no at all. We did a couple of years back but it wasn’t the same. The kids got bored and a lot the houses in our town don’t do anything. The haunted houses are aimed at teens and for the last couple of years we do a home Halloween. (more on this in the week. Right now lets get crafting!
Tasty Halloween treats for you and your little monsters. Give them out as treats or dunk them in your cauldron of hot chocolate!
What you will need for your mummies
- 200g butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 400g flour
- icing sugar
- Food colouring
let’s get baking!
- Add your butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric whisk, blend the ingredients to almost fluffy.
2. Add your beaten egg to the mix and mix ingredients again.
4. Gradually add your flour to the mix, stirring it in.
5. Keep mixing till you form a dough, you may need to use your hands if its too stiff. you should end up with a non lumpy ball of dough.
6. Cover your bowl or wrap the dough in cling film and chill it in the fridge for up to an hour. This will make it easier to work with once you begin rolling and cutting out your mummies.
7. If you want your biscuit base to be coloured, add food colouring to the dough before chilling. Follow the instructions on the packet. Here I used green!
8. Now’s a good time to preheat your oven to 190°C, fan oven 175°C gas mark 5. Once your chilling time is up sprinkle some flour on to your work surface and roll out your dough. You want it to be 3mm thick.
Now use a gingerbread man cutter! you can buy these from baking, craft and online suppliers. Click here for a well priced eBay listing for them.
9. Once all cut out place on a grease paper lined baking tray. Bake these in the oven for 20 minutes or in till a golden brown. Leave to cool down fully before icing.
10. In a mixing bowl, make up some icing sugar (depending on how many biscuits you have this step will vary person to person. you want the icing to be stiff but not too runny.
Add the mix to a piping bag or sandwich bag (as I use – Add to the corner or a sandwich bag and snip the corner , in this case the smaller the better to give your mummy biscuits thinner bandages.)
11. Crisscross the icing over the figure to make the mummy bandages.
12. you can have many options for eyes, you could use can eyes from cake decorating shops, chocolate chips, sweets or as I used icing. To do this, mix food colouring to a batch of itching and simply using a piping bag or sandwich bag, dot eyes over the top of the bandages.
Some tasty mummy munchies!
You could also decorate these figures as monsters using icing, sweets and chocolate as decoration!
Well thats made me slightly peckish, how about you?
Q: Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?
A: They’re too wrapped up in themselves!
Mummy! Jar lanterns
Well this is the easiest make of them all. In fact, I have no idea why I have never thought about these before. it doesn’t take a genius to work these out but my oh my aren’t they terrifyingly adorable! wrong emotion for Halloween? There niffy jar mummy lanterns are the perfect pals to give a eerie effect to any Halloween scene. Set them on the window sill or outside your house to light the way and scare off any stray spooks!
All you need is:
- An empty jar, or many empty jars
- Google eyes
- Bandages or loo roll or tissue paper (if using loo roll or tissue paper you may need glue to secure it to the jar and possible cut them into bandage like strips)
- double sided tape
- battery tea light
TIP Use baby oil or cooking oil to remove any sticky stuff from the jar left by labels.
- Using double sided tape stick eyes on your jar.
2. Hold the end of the bandage and begin wrapping your jar.
3. Tuck the end of the bandage underneath the wrap to secure.
4. pop in you tea light and there you go!
I really like these little lanterns. you can make loads of them, all different shapes and sizes!
Did you know? Sugar rationing during World War II halted trick-or-treating!
Yarn wrapped mummy!
For our final mummy themed make, we’re ending on something more for kids and adults alike. Yarn wrapped mummies. Cute cardboard monsters.
To make a mummy you will need:
- black paint and paint brush
- google eys
Lets wrap a mummy!
- On your cardboard sketch out a figure shape. it doesn’t have to be perfect so don’t worry!
2. Cut out your figure using your scissors.
3. Paint your figure black and set aside to dry. You made need a couple of coat a. if you don’t want to paint, use black paper to cover the figure. Once dried, add some google eyes.
4. Start wrapping wool around the limbs and torso of your mummy.
5. Keep wrapping till you have covered nearly all your mummy.
Ta-da another quick and easy make for the monsters and Halloween themed. Do you want your mummy yet/ Probably not as most of these turned out cute and not scary. Better luck tomorrow?
Did you know? This year will be the first Halloween in 19 years to have a full moon!
Tomorrows terrors- A tease
Tomorrow is filled with ghostly ghouls and paper pumpkins…get crafty and create some ghastly garlands!
If you’ve tried this make…
If you have tried this make or any of the other makes featured on our site, please share with us! You can do this on our facebook page or Instagram page use the #harryscraftycow hashtag so we can find you! We’d love to see your creations.
Check out our pintrest for more awesome ideas!
Check out our Etsy on our shop page!
Subscribe for more crafty cow crafts and receive regular updates and your chance to vote on future themes!