Our paper roll mummies managed to get us into the Halloween spirit and sparked some more ideas! After the wrapping of the mummies I wanted to satisfy Nico’s love for painting and thought of black cats as something else Halloween related. So we pulled out some more toilet paper rolls (of course you can use a paper towel roll cut to size again, too) and got going.
I flattened the top of the roll and we glued them with tacky glue. We let them dry overnight with a clip to hold them. The next day I cut out the pointy ears/top of the head and I put an extra dot of glue into the ears and held them with a clip for a few hours to make sure they would stick together. Then he was able to paint them all black. We free handed a tail out of black construction paper, kind of in an “s” shape, so it would show on the side of the cats, glued the eyes, a little pompom for a nose (color chosen by Nico) and the bow for the Maman cat.
So with a little bit of prep, you can make some cute little Halloween decorations that are not scary and easy for the kids. Hope you had fun and make your own, would love to see your family as mummies and cats.
If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it to us or post it on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to also follow us on Pinterest and our “Around the World in 12 Dishes” series also has its own Pinterest boards for each country. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations