Umm...as long as you aren't the kind of mom who worries about her child getting third degree burns...that is.
Yes I let her wield a dangerous hot glue gun.
She wouldn't have done the craft otherwise.
I said no.
I bit my nails.
I said, " Be Careful... oh? about maybe three hundred times."
She finally looked up at me and stared without saying a word.
I went to the other side of the table to rip sheet strips.
(This "mummie" parenting moment is brought to you courtesy of Bungalow'56, a place where mistakes are encouraged and lessons are learned daily.)
What you will need:
2 inch strips of white cloth
any old cereal/granola bar box
Directions:You simply start with a dab of hot glue at the beginning of the cloth strip.
Wrap it around the outside edge of the box to begin (you can see we learned this little trick after the fact)
Glue down the end of the piece.
Now that the edge of the box is covered, have your child start with a glue dab anywhere and just wrap. At the end of the strip secure with a second glue dab.
Continue this until the box is completely covered.
Attach eyes wherever you want.
We also cut a piece of thicker cardboard so and glued it to the finished wrapped box as the fabric was too thick and the box wouldn't stay upright.
And Voila a Halloween Mummie for your Mantel!
If you want to see the craft done Martha style, click here.
It's where I found this great idea.
I bet she doesn't let her seven year old wield a hot glue gun.
But then again, where's the fun in that?
This post is linking up to SITS Halloween Party: Get Crafty!