All Wrapped Up

I’ve wanted to post a tutorial for a full-sized mummy for a while and haven’t been able to find one that I thought turned out a really good looking classic mummy.  It’s ironic that when I did find one it came from the Crafty Mommy and Me website, which is probably not where I would have started looking in the first place, but I’m really glad I found it.

This prop started with Crafty Mommy wrapping her waist and legs in trash bags and having someone start wrapping duct tape around her starting at the waist down.  Once she was wrapped all the way down to her feet she was cut out of the duct tape wrapping by cutting a straight line down the back.

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The same technique should be used to wrap the torso as well,only when cutting your model out you’ll have to cut the back as well as both arms.  The lower half was then connected to the upper half and they were taped together.

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When taping the head you can choose to wrap your model’s head, or if anxiety is an issue, wrap a styrofoam head and then attach it to the body.

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Once the mummy form was complete, Crafty Mommy coated the form with some white spray paint before wrapping the entire form with a layer of tea stained gauze.

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The final wrapping consists of tea stained cheese cloth. This last layer is the most important since it will be the most visible layer, so make sure you cover your mummy well.

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This prop can be a tricky and labor intensive project, but the mummy you will produce will be well worth the time and effort.



Items needed to complete this include:

  • Trash bags
  • 3 Rolls duct tape
  • White spray paint
  • Gauze (amount dependent on size of mummy)
  • Cheesecloth (amount dependent on size of mummy)