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Halloween Party Favors | Mummy Graveyard of Goodies


I got this idea from my nightly perusal of fun sites on the Internet, so I believe it is a mash up from several sources and an afternoon run to the wonder

of wonders, The Dollar Store. If you ever need a quick hit of inspiration and some weird vibes at the same time, head to The Dollar Store.

Today we’re making Mummy candy tubes, which are great for class parties, a themed birthday or even to hand to trick or treaters. Grab a few bags of candy in individual wrappers, some Halloween erasers, spooky spider rings, and, of course, wiggly eyes, because hey, they’re wiggly eyes. Make sure the goodies will fit in the tube.

Halloween Party Ideas

 

For this project you will need:

recycled toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls, cut in thirds)

assorted candies

assorted themed trinkets

white tissue paper

glue

googly eyes

a brown stamp pad or fat marker

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Since my Fourth of July Firecracker Favors, I still have tons of used toilet paper rolls waiting to be used. I just can’t bring myself to throw those little tubes of goodness away. So much promise. Such potential. 

Starting on the long end, tear the sheets of tissue paper into long strips, roughly 1.5 inches wide. Then, open the stamp pad and run the long edges of the torn tissue along the pad. This will make the edges stand out and give it that aged look. Repeat on both long edges for as many strips as needed. I used two per tube, to give a nice white color, and to hide the cardboard.

Cover the bottom with one short end of a strip of tissue and tape in place. This is intended to be messy and askew. The tape gives a bit of sturdiness to the tissue that now acts as a bottom to your tube. Wind the tissue around the tube and glue or tape the other short end in place. Start the next strip near the top edge of the tube, this time winding downward and taping or gluing in place. The mummy should now be covered in a haphazard fashion. Leave the top of the tube open.

Once the glue dries, apply googly eyes with small dabs of glue. I used different sizes because it makes me laugh. I let the kids decide where to put them and how close together. One could even cover the entire tubes with eyes, if one were so inclined.

Finally, fill with goodies. I was surprised at how much I could fit in there. I added six different pieces of candy plus an eraser and a spooky ring or two, with room for more. If you wanted to seal the top, just repeat the winding process again, and remember to leave the eyes poking through.

I'm a Pittsburgh transplant in Tulsa, OK, where I live with my husband of 17 years and our 3 wild things. They are 14, 12 and 8. I keep my feet, fingers and head busy running, crafting and writing. My first book, "Run With Me: An Accidental Runner and the Power of Poo," is available on amazon and b&n.

2 Comments

  1. Cate

    October 9, 2011 at 8:39 am

    LOVE this! How adorable and simple!!!
    Googley eyes are truly the best.

  2. Prime Parents' Club

    September 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

    You know how I love a good recycled toilet paper craft and this one is AWESOME. I love how it’s easy enough for my 3 year old to help.

    Great idea for Halloween party favors for home OR school.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    /jackie