Friday nights are reserved in our house for fun family activities. We usually watch a movie together, play a game, or work on a craft as a way to celebrate the end of another school and work week. This week, I saw a picture on Pinterest of a cute masking tape mummy, and I thought it would be fun to do my own variation. The kids had a ton of fun putting these together. If your kids are too young to use scissors on their own, I would recommend getting a head start and cutting out strips of tape before sitting everyone down to begin. Cutting/tearing the tape was by far the most time-consuming part of the project.

Masking Tape Mummies

Supplies needed:

  • Click to Download/print this Mummy/Skeleton template
  • Construction paper (any color will work, but darker colors work best)
  • Googly eyes (we used self-sticking eyes, but it works fine to glue eyes on, too)
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape


Using the printable template, trace as many mummy shapes as desired onto construction paper. Cut out. Each mummy will be about 6 inches tall. Attach googly eyes to the mummy.


Cover your mummy with strips of masking tape. Fold loose edges over, or use scissors to trim.


You can use as much or as little masking tape as you want. My kids took different approaches to their mummies. My oldest placed most of his strips of tape vertically on the mummy.


My youngest placed most of hers horizontally. Do whatever looks best to you. These mummies are cute and small. My kids taped theirs to the window on the door. Mine wanted to peek out at the kids from the stairs. 🙂


After making the mummies, I had a few extra shapes cut out, and I wanted to make something with them. So, the Q-tip skeleton was born.

Q-Tip Skeletons

Supplies needed:


Using printable template, trace as many shapes onto black paper as desired. Chalk works well for tracing onto black paper, but pencil will work, too. Cut out.

Trim Q-tips to necessary sizes to form bones (see picture below for a guide). Glue Q-tips into place. Cut out a small piece of white paper for a skull. With black pen or marker, make eyes and a mouth. Glue into place on the head.

Voila! Q-tip skeleton! The skeletons are about six inches tall, and make a cute addition to your fridge or window at Halloween time.


I hope you have as much fun making these as we did!