Published on August 22nd, 2014 | by Kristen Swain1
Paper Tube Mummy Candy Boxes
Things I love. I love easy projects.
I love fast projects. I also love CUTE projects.
No matter what, I can make a creepy, spooky, scary, fun project and LOVE it. BUT
I will always always love the cute ones the most.
They speak to my heart. They make me reminisce about the days when the Minions were Littles and every darn little thing about them was pretty much adorable.
I remember Halloweens picking out the most adorable unique costumes, pretty much pink and sparkly for one, and the other who could never chose just one.
Teletubbies, Dorothy from the Wizard, geisha’s, a mouse, a pumpkin, cavegirl and more. I remember them, I remember dressing them up and we’d go trick or treating.
Only to be out an hour or so before they began to wilt.
Cute, adorable, darling little things. When I filled the house with cute and colorful things for the holiday.
These adorable paper tube mummy candy boxes, wrapped in sport tape and filled with the nicest treats, with their wiggly big eyes. They touch that place in my heart.
Not only are they cute candy boxes- Just fill them up and wrap them in a cellophane bag, but they are a little monster guy to play with when the candy is emptied out. Make these for Trunk or Treat, scouts, play group, class parties. They took just a few minutes to make each one. And I think that big roll of tape would make about a dozen mummies, so this is a pretty cost saving craft too!
You’ll need – sports wrap – cost me about $3. Empty toilet paper tubes, or paper towel tubes, cut into thirds, wiggle eyes, a couple glue dots for the eyes and a little bit of masking tape.
First, use two small strips of masking tape at one end of the tube.
This creates your box.
After doing that, I rolled the tube gently on the table to seal it up.
Then take the sports tape (it’s just a bandage kind of wrap) and begin rolling it around the tube to completely cover it. Wrinkles are welcome.
Once the tube is wrapped. Take a section of tape about 12 inches long. Using a strong tearing motion, pull down at the top of the tape and tear it into strips. I was able to get three strips out of one section. If you have ever torn duct tape, this is the same kind of motion.
Take these thinner wraps and wrap around the tube again, covering any thin spots, and making sure to cover the cut edges of the tape.
Then use glue dots and add two wiggle eyes to him.
I wanted him to have more personality, so I cut some small pieces of tape and balled them up. To make a nose for his face.
Then take more torn strips and wrap over his nose.
Take two more small pieces and roll them for his eyebrows, and again, wrap extra strips around them to secure them in place.
Now use your scissors and burnish or push in the tape around the nose and eyebrows to bring them out a bit from his face.
Before you are totally finished. Take your hands and rub at the edges of the tape. It will curl and make each edge stand out.
Fill, enjoy, play!!