Paper Plate Mummies

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Square feature photo of three paper plate mummies with googly eyes on a dark background.

Make Paper Plate Mummies with your kids for Halloween. This is an easy craft – great for younger children.

I made these with my son’s 1st-grade class for a Halloween party activity. If you’re a mom, you know the party scenario. I was given 15 minutes to make a craft or do some kind of Halloween group activity with the kiddos.

I searched Pinterest and found this paper plate mummy craft. Many ideas involved weaving string or moving eyes. This was way too complicated for a 15-minute craft that would hold 23 first graders’ attention.

To make things simple I kept the steps to a minimum. They all came out great and it was a big hit with the kids. I wish I had taken a photo of all of them while they were out drying on the table– shown above are of the ones my kids made.

Here’s how to make them…


  • Large googly eyes
  • Paper plates
  • White crepe paper streamers
  • Kid scissors
  • Crayons
  • A glue stick (to glue streamers)
  • School Glue (to glue on googly eyes)

How to Make Paper Plate Mummies – 3 Easy Steps

paper plate mummies - craft in progress

STEP 1: Start by coloring a paper plate first. Note: Plain old non-coated paper plates work best with crayons.

STEP 2: Use just a dab of school glue (or craft glue) to glue the googly eyes to the plate. Let that set up if you can for a minute or two.

STEP 3: Cut 5-8 strips of crepe paper off the roll and use a glue stick to glue onto the plate.

That’s it! You can punch a hole in the top and hang it with string if you like.

Paper Plate Mummies - Vertical Pinterest Pin to share.
If you love this fun Halloween Craft, Pin the image above to your Pinterest craft boards to come back to later!


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