Saturday, October 24, 2009
My daughter is going to a Halloween Costume Party tonight and this Mummy Head will be holding the yummy Halloween treats that she will be bringing with her. Here is how you can make the cute container:
What You Need:
12 1-x-36-inch strips of muslin
Terracotta pot (6 1/2 inches in diameter and 5 1/2 inches tall)
2 round black beads
Paint brush brush
Fluorescent acrylic paint: hot green or orange
Candy or treat (my recipe below)
Spot-glue the end of a muslin strip to the rim of the terracotta pot. Wrap the strip around the pot, spot-gluing in place as needed.
Continue covering the pot with muslin strips, gluing the beginning of each new strip to the end of the previous one. Occasionally twist the muslin during the wrapping process to add dimension, and spot-glue the twist to the pot.
When the pot is completely covered (leave the bottom unwrapped), make a brow by wrapping more strips around the top of the pot. Wrap additional strips around the bottom of the face to give the mummy the appearance of a concealed nose and mouth. Add back beads for eyes.
Dip a paint brush into the fluorescent paint. Dab the brush on a paper towel to remove any excess paint, and lightly brush back and forth on the muslin until the pot is covered. Allow paint to dry.
Fill the finished mummy pot with candy.
I filled my mummy head with these treats (click here for recipe)
using these simple ingredients: