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Halloween Mummy Craft from Encourage Play

Pinterest in Real Life -  Pinterest projects don’t always go as planned.  Often the end result doesn’t look like the perfect pictures you see, but it’s not about how it looks.  The important thing is that you’re exposing your kids to new shared experiences.  It doesn’t have to be Pinterest perfect to be fun or playful.  

I had big plans this week to do some dress up fun for the Pinterest in Real Life series. I even worked on making a tutu and getting things together to set up a dress up area where the kids play all the time. Then we got lice :-/ So my big dress up plans will have to wait a couple of weeks while the costumes remain bagged in the basement. Yuck!! In the meantime, my daughter has been asking me if we can decorate for Halloween. Honestly, we haven’t done much for fall yet, but she’s asking and I decided to do some simple Halloween toilet roll crafts.

The last couple of years we’ve made the toilet roll mummies. They’re very easy and super cute. I don’t even remember where I first saw them. We cut strips of paper towels and glued them around a toilet paper roll, then added googly eyes. I couldn’t find my black and white googly eyes, but i did find green, yellow and red. It’s so much creepier for Halloween!

We also made bats from toilet paper rolls. I was inspired by this activity at Buggy and Buddy. That bat can hang upside down, which looks awesome! We didn't have all the materials from there, so I chose to keep mine a little simpler. I had each of them pick what color bat they wanted to make. We took a piece of construction paper in that color and cut out enough paper to cover the roll. Then we took the other piece and I hand drew wings to cut out. We attached them with tape. They loved them! They took them outside to play and see if they would actually fly :-)

Bat Toilet Roll from Encourage Play

These crafts were simple and didn’t take too much time, and we had fun doing them. Now we need to find a craft that will work for decorating the outside of our home.

What’s your favorite Halloween craft?

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