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.
recycled toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls, cut in thirds)
assorted themed trinkets
white tissue paper
a brown stamp pad or fat marker
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.