Mummy Bowls {Fun Craft for Halloween}

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So I wanted to dream up a fun Halloween craft that would be good for adults and kids alike.. and I think I found it. I love these Mummy Bowls. I think they turned out really cool.

One of the fun things about them is that you could use them to put creepy things in on your mantle like I did or you can put the bowl you used to form them back inside and serve snacks in them for a party (sneak peak.. I am going to be doing a recipe soon that I am using these bowls for.)

Below you will see a photo of the supplies you are going to need:


Supplies for Mummy Bowls:

  • About 1/2 yard of 48 inch cotton muslin, cut in 1/2 (so 24 inches) and torn into 1 inch strips
  • 8 oz craft or school glue
  • 4 oz water
  • Glass or plastic bowls (note: I used 3 glass bowls, 2 were about 6-7 inches across and about 3-4  inches deep and 1 was about 4 inches across and around 2-3 inches deep)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Newspaper for protecting crafting surface

Instructions for Mummy Bowls:

  • Prepare craft surface with newspaper and spread out about 2 ft of plastic wrap where you will be working. (you can work on a tray or cutting board if you will want to move your craft to dry later)
  • Mix Glue and Water in a medium sized bowl, stir until combined
  • Tear off enough plastic wrap to cover the OUTSIDE of the bowl
  • Turn covered bowl upside down and lay on prepared surface
  • Dip muslin strips into the glue mixture and coat.  Squeeze to remove excess glue
  • Start at the rim of the bowl wrapping the muslin strips around the bowl, press to stick to the plastic covered bowl
  • Keep wrapping the muslin until the whole bowl is completely covered, if any area seems weak just wrap on more muslin
  • Note: you do not want this to be a perfect job.. seriously, messier is better (why this a great craft for kids)
  • When completely covered allow to dry for up to 2 days (or until the glue is not longer wet)
  • To remove your Mummy Bowl from the glass or plasic bowl carefully run a knife between the bowl and the plastic wrap.  You make need to work at it  a bit but the bowl should pop out and you can remove the plastic wrap.
  • Fill your mummy bowl with creepy things like “poison apples”, spiders, bugs, mice.. whatever ;)  And to serve a snack just put the bowl you used for the mold back inside and fill with snacks.


As you can see.. even Zombie children enjoy crafting.. we are just regular folk..


Miss L squeezed out the glue to start wrapping on her bowl.


Easy does it.


Miss O loves the tactile feel of the glue on the muslin!


And there is her finished bowl.. ready to dry.

Let me know if you try this craft by yourself or with your kids.  My girls loved it.  It was easy and didn’t even make a big mess.

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