Today during Conference I made these pretty things:
The Mummies were taken from (craftaholicsanonymous)
- 3 pieces of wood....2x4, 2x6...pretty much whatever you have laying around
- white paint (or a can of spray paint)
- paint brush (if you plan on painting
- cheesecloth (each block of wood took 1 pkg of 1.5 sq yard cloth)
- oogly eyes
- brown stamp ink
I happened to have an old piece of 2x6 so mine are 6" wide by 13" long.
Sometimes when I'm looking through other blogs I'm thinking...I want to make this but I wish I could visualize how BIG THIS IS! So hopefully this gives you an idea :) everyone knows how big a gallon size milk container is right?
To get started, paint your wood white (this makes it so you don't have to use as much cheesecloth). This is the part my boys loved. :) you can also use spray paint but me and spray paint don't do well together, so painting it is!
As the paint is drying this is a great time to cut your cheesecloth into strips. I folded my piece in half lengthwise and cut the strips the long way. About 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches wide. I purchased this stuff at http://www.robertscrafts.com/ back in the space you find the hot glue gun product. I've also seen it at Smiths in the canning goods area but I was going to a 50% off sale so I just hit up Roberts. When you go pay attention to the amount in the bag (and the size of the cloth). It took me 1 bag per 1 mummy block (with a block my size).
Once the paint is dry start wrapping. The picture below was taken on a random piece of wood after I had already completed mine...you can see painting them white first makes a HUGE difference.!
Continuing wrapping until you get to the top. I forgot to picture it but click on the picture of the completed mummies to see around the eyes. ALSO at the top, I fold the pieces over and very lightly hot glue it on so you can't see the wood on the top.
I know this is going to look silly, but I didn't have any oogly eyes and to be quite honest I didn't really want to spend any money on them because I knew I could come up with something....SO this is what I came up with. The glue below is a really cool glitter glue found again at http://www.robertscrafts.com/ . It's at the front of the store in those standing baskets and they are $1.00 a piece...they have several different fall/halloween colors.
They're not perfect, but I think they're kinda cute.
LAST....I dirtied it up a bit!! First I put gold on then the brown. It gave it a nice two dimensional dirt-esque look.