Happy Fall! How was your first day of fall? I kicked it off by making some soup, yum! I can’t wait to make even more!
Well I’m back today with this cute craft. My sweet neighbor told me about this a few years ago and ever since I’ve been wanting to do it. So you’ve heard of or seen those mischievous elves at Christmas time. Well this is the Halloween equivalent. My husband and I are really trying to keep the focus of Christmas on Christ because that is what the holiday is about to us. So we didn’t fell like Santa and elves fit into the picture very well and haven’t really had them apart of our kid’s Christmas.
So this guy’s name is ‘Mummy on the Move’ and he will be playing trick or leaving treats for the kids leading up to Halloween. I haven’t ironed out all the details about the back story or anything like that, but I feel really comfortable with this new tradition because it’s fun, memorable, and since Halloween isn’t a big holiday in our house, it fits.
Here is how I made the little guy. All you’ll need is wire and muslin ripped into 1” strips
Start by shaping his legs
Make the torso by wrapping wire around some fabric that is bundled into the torso shape. Then attach the legs and wrap them in the muslin. Tie knots as the bottom layer to give it some shape, then just simply wrap over top.
For the arms, wrap around the torso and extend out, overlapping the wire.
Wrap the arms
Then create a head by making a sphere.
Attach the head and wrap with muslin.
You can then draw a face or not, that’s up to you.
I hope to be back with some fun ideas and crazy thing this little guy does.
What kind of Halloween traditions do you have?