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Walking Dead Mummy

At a Glance:

#3370 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Stiffy Logo
supplies

Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.19
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Small paper mache pumpkin, Cheesecloth, 3 drinking straws, 2 medium wiggle eyes, Hot glue gun with glue, Old bowl, Scissors, Flat paint brush, Ornament hanger, Wire cutters, Cloth covered wire, White paper towel

Instructions

  1. Pull the pumpkin stem out of pumpkin and discard.
  2. Paint pumpkin Wicker White. Let dry.
  3. Cut a piece of wire 6” long and bend in half. Thread wire ends down through the center of the pumpkin head so both ends are coming out of bottom of head.
  4. Pour Stiffy into bowl.
  5. Cut 12 strips of the cheesecloth about 1” wide. Open strips and lay them flat.
  6. Dip one strip into the Stiffy and squeeze between fingers as you lift up from bowl to remove excess.
  7. Wrap loosely around pumpkin. Set aside to dry.
  8. Tear a sheet of paper towel into strips that are about 2” wide. Dip one into the Stiffy and squeeze out excess.
  9. Wrap around the first straw starting at the end and wrapping up for 3”. This makes the leg a little larger.
  10. Wrap a strip of cheesecloth loosely around this first leg and set aside. Repeat for second leg.
  11. Holding both legs together, wrap some cheesecloth around both for about 2” to make body.
  12. Cut the third straw to measure 5”. Wrap it with paper towel strip, then cheesecloth strips as you did for the legs.
  13. Wrap a strip of dipped cheesecloth around arms and body to attach. See photo for placement. Bend the arms slightly forward at shoulders. Let dry.
  14. Cut straws even with shoulders. Hot glue head to body making sure wires from hanger go into the straws and get covered with glue. Hold in place until glue cools. Glue eyes in place.
  15. Dip another strip of cheesecloth in Stiffy, remove excess, and then loosely wrap around head over eyes. Wrap another piece around shoulders letting some hang as shown.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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