Geez, I could not resist! After publishing my last post, and a few people commented on the cute mummy at the garden center, I just had to see if I could create one! You know me and challenges…. I took it head on and got to work right after hitting “publish”.
It came together quite easily and he now stands 18″ in height and is 14″ in width. I just basically balled up some newspaper for the body, and did the same for a head, then masking taped them together. Next I rolled up some newspaper for the legs, arms, and fingers. I took two small pieces of paper and balled them up for the feet and did the same for the palm of the hands. Then I had a brilliant idea to use my hot glue gun to attach the fingers to the palm instead of masking tape, and I did the same for the arms when I attached them to the body. (NOTE: Look at the first mummy on the left…. as you can see, his fingers are bent, so I will still need to do this on mine! I have to make it look similar, right?)
I am going to start on the first layer of paper mache in a few minutes and once dried, I will place many more multiple layers as I have done in all of my paper mache work. Then, to finish off the mummy, I will take some strips of newspaper, roll them up, then flatten them, and dip them in the paper mache mixture, and these will be used for the look-alike strips of white cloth that wraps all around the mummy.
So, what do you think? He came together so fast and will be a quick and easy paper mache project! He will be a perfect addition to the top of my paper mache fireplace with all the pumpkins! Stay tuned to see how he turns out!