stART: Skeleton Meets Mummy

We had so much fun with our homeschool Halloween lessons this year.  Preschool is such a fun age for holidays because you can do all sorts of fun crafts and projects and easily call them schoolwork.  This super cute Halloween story, Skeleton Meets the Mummy {affiliate link}, that for some reason reminds me of “Little Red Riding Hood,” for no good reason was a lot of fun to read.

Skeleton Meets the Mummy preschool craft


Summary of Skeleton Meets Mummy

Skeleton is sent by his Mom to take a basket to his grandma (the part that reminds me of Riding Hood), and as he goes through the forest is scared by a sound behind him.

A mummy is chasing him, and finally catches him.  Skeleton overcomes his fear by………..  If you want to know, then read the book.

I had this brilliant idea of a craft, which of course my kids wanted to do a completely different craft, so we did several of these.  With only one kid actually completing my project as envisioned.

Skeleton Meets Mummy Craft

Supplies (these are affiliate links): Person Large Multicultural Creative Cut-Out (you could trace a gingerbread man cookie cutter, do a paper doll chain, however), strips of white paper, Fiskars scissors (and yes I do buy them in multi-packs because we lose scissors), glue stick


Skeleton meets mummy craft

1.  Glue the strips of paper onto your mummy.

If wanted, draw a face on said mummy.  Batman insisted it’s necessary, “see the book, it has a face Mommy.”


Skeleton meets Mummy glue strips of paper on to make mummy

2.  Trim the extra paper away, so it’s a person shape again.



Skeleton Meets Mummy drawn with crayons

As an alternative you could do Superman’s method.  Just draw lots of lines on it, so it looks like a mummy.



Skeleton Meets Mummy craft for preschool

Then glue your mummy on the Halloween Mural of AWESOMENESS.

Skeleton Meets Mummy mural

And stand back and stare in awe at the wonderfulness of your mural.


Now for more ideas head on over to A Mommy’s Adventures.


11 responses to “stART: Skeleton Meets Mummy”

  1. An Almost Unschooling Mom Avatar
    An Almost Unschooling Mom

    It looks like a nice simple craft – ripping, and gluing – they should have loved it…go figure!

  2. This would be decidedly unpopular here – both the book and the craft, but I agree – it's very cute. Maybe one day when we are over “mummyphobia”, we will try them. It amuses me how every kid chose a different approach to this craft.

  3. My kids often have their own ideas too. Very often.

    Cute mummy craft. We have some of the card stock paper dolls that would work for this. I might pull them out at dinner time.

    Have you decided what you are going to do with that beautiful mural???

  4. I don't think Selena would like the book nor making the craft, she likes the cute Halloween as she calls it. Cool idea and I can see your kids enjoyed it.

  5. Michelle Avatar

    Emily has been having her own visions of how are projects should be completed more and more these days too. I love how unique each mummy is and your mural is very awesome!

    Thank you for linking to stART I am adding this book to my Halloween list for next year :0)

  6. RedTedArt Avatar

    A great result! Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

    Kids Get Crafty

  7. JDaniel4's Mom Avatar
    JDaniel4’s Mom

    I love how the kids took the diea and ran with it.

    JDaniel4's Mom

  8. Brimful Curiosities Avatar
    Brimful Curiosities

    My daughter would probably say she'd rather make a skeleton. Yes, they have their own ideas!

  9. Ok this is super cute!

    Kids, when you work em out can you let me know please 🙂

  10. That book looks cute…and the craft looks like fun!

  11. jen9cutie Avatar

    I came across your blog when I Googled “Skeleton Meets the Mummy” because my 5 year old loves this book. I was looking for the author to see what else he's written and that's when I saw your blog. And an even bigger coincidence is that I clicked on your profile and see that you're in Round Rock!! I live right on the border of Austin and Round Rock, in the Brushy Creek area. What a small world! 🙂

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