Making an Astronaut Costume

June 15, 2015
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Okay non-crafters, this week’s Boredom Buster is for you. Really. Unlike costumes 1 through 3 (fairy, knight, and astronaut), no glue, X-acto knife or construction paper are required. This is the easiest one of all. Even if you don’t have a craftsy bone in your body, you can do this—you can turn your kid into a mummy!

You’ll have loads of fun wrapping your child, but let your little one have a go at being the mummy maker too—you’ll all get the chance to be mummified.

All you need to make your mummy is 4–5 yards of gauze. If you don’t have any gauze on hand, toilet paper works just as well. You can also tear up an old sheet and tie it into long strips; cheesecloth works too. You can tuck the ends of the strips into your clothing or even just wrap them around themselves.

For an “ancient mummy” look, dye the gauze or sheet strips in tea.

To add to the fun, pair up kids into teams and have mummy-wrapping contests. Challenge kids to wrap each other then run to a finish line. The first mummy team over the finish line wins.

To get things started: Spur ideas about pharoahs, mummies, and tombs with Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judith Schachner (Puffin, 2008).

Source: blogs.babycenter.com
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