A Mummy Contortionist

Make this fun mummy for Halloween or when talking about Ancient Egyptians.

| June 2018

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    Bend the mummy into all sorts of fun poses.
    Photo by Raphaele Vidaling
  • craft-book
    "How to Amaze Your Son" is filled with fun ideas and crafts for kids of all ages.
    Courtesy of Firefly
  • mummy
    The mummy can climb!
    Photo by Raphaele Vidaling
  • mummy
    Sit back and relax.
    Photo by Raphaele Vidaling
  • wire
    A very simple model, with twisted limbs.
    Photo by Raphaele Vidaling

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 How to Amaze Your Son by Raphaele Vidaling, is a great book for anyone looking for more activities to do with their child. Find all sorts of ideas from painting crafts, to building, to experiments, there is something there for everyone. This excerpt is located in Chapter 1, “Activities to Do Together.”


  • Electrical wire or other thin metal wire
  • Cutting pliers
  • Thin white fabric
  • Scissors 

How to Make

  1. Create a small figure out of electrical wire (or metal wire).
  2. Tear the white fabric into thin bands. To tear, start by making a small cut with your scissors and then pulling with both hands; the fabric will easily tear.
  3. Cover the figure with bands of fabric, tying the fabric at the ends.
  4. Bend your figure and place it in various positions.

More from How to Amaze Your Son:

  • Starched Fabric Ghost

    Reprinted with Permission from How to Amaze Your Son and Published by Firefly Books.

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