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25 Halloween Mummy Crafts for Kids

Here are 25 Halloween Mummy Crafts for Kids.

Our list includes mummy paper projects, mummy templates and printables, mummy art projects with foodprints, jars, and many other mummy activities for kids of all ages.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired.

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Mummy Facts for Kids

Before we start with our Crafts about mummies let’s check out some facts for kids first.

What Are Mummies?

A mummy can be a person or animal whose body has been dried and preserved after death.

Why Were Bodies Mummified in Ancient Egypt?

Egyptians could think of no better life than the present. They believed in life after death. So they mummified their bodies as a home for their souls and spirits. If the body was destroyed, they believed the spirit might be lost (source).

7 Fun Mummy Facts

  1. The practice did not start in Egypt.
  2. The Egyptians took 70 Days to mummify bodies.
  3. They didn’t take the heart out.
  4. Egyptians mummified animals as well.
  5. Mummies only weighed A Few Pounds.
  6. The mouths were often left open.
  7. Mummification businesses made good money.

According to reports, an ancient South American culture (Chinchorro) was the first to mummify 2000 years before the Egyptians formed their own technique.

It took the Egyptians 70 days for their technique. They also left the heart in place and the mouth open.

Since they believed the heart was the “center of a person’s being and intelligence”. The mouth on the other hand was opened in a special ceremony so the dead still can eat and drink in their afterlife.

Did you know a mummy only weighs 5 pounds? That’s not much, isn’t it?

These and more facts about mummies can be found here.

Mummy Books for Kids

So now that we learned a little bit more about mummies, let’s have a look at some great books about mummies next.

Why were mummies mummified? These mysterious corpses provide a fascinating window into the past of cultures worldwide. Mummies has plenty of ghoulish intrigue to keep young readers reading.

Pharaohs, and Pyramids Puzzle and Activity Book: Discover the mysterious secrets of Ancient Egypt.

Get ready to go back in time and discover one of history’s most fascinating civilizations – Ancient Egypt! This illustrated introduction to Egyptology is packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more.

From the creators of the bestselling There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog comes a spooky rendition of the popular “Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” song.

Mummy Crafts for Halloween

The following mummy activities cover everything from mummy decorations, mummy arts and crafts projects, mummy printables and templates, mummy games, and more.


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25 Spooky Mummy Crafts for Preschoolers

You might also enjoy one of our other Halloween activities, such as Monster Ideas, Skeleton Crafts, Frankenstein Projects, Ghosts Activities, or Pumpkin Art Projects.

More easy mummy crafts for Halloween can also be found here for all visual learners. Enjoy

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