Mummy Bracelet

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Updated on Oct 17, 2014

Let’s call it “mummy chic” or “rag-tag retro.” Have your fifth grader catch the new (or very, very old) trend of monster-themed jewelry with a bracelet reminicent of an ancient linen-wrapped pharaoh.

What You Need:

  • Yellow duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Table
  • Newspapers
  • Fabric scraps
  • Gold confetti
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Have your child cut strips of yellow duct tape. Don't worry too much about the length—the strips will be layered to form the bracelet.
  2. As she cuts each strip, have her stick the strip's end to the edge of a table.
  3. Help her layer newspapers over the table.
  4. Show your child different ways to layer, wrap and overlap the duct tape. If she wants to get fancy, she can even try to braid the tape strips.
  5. Let her take her fabric scaps and begin to wrap and tie them to the duct tape bracelet. Depending on what you have at home, the scraps could stick to a specific color theme (yellow, white and brown for the traditional mummy) or go for a rainbow mash-up of color.
  6. Have your child place her bracelet on the newspapers.
  7. Let her dribble drops of glue sparingly over the fabric and tape.
  8. Have her sprinkle a few pinches of gold confetti over the glue puddles.
  9. Leave the bracelet to dry for an hour or two.
  10. Once the glue has dried into hardened globs, the mummy bracelet is ready to wear. Encourage your kid to try on the bracelet and show off her Halloween spirit!