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 fashioned just like everyone’s favorite bandaged pharaoh.
What You Need:
- Yellow duct tape
- Fabric scraps
- Gold confetti
What You Do:
- 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.
- As she cuts each strip, have her stick the strip's end to the edge of a table.
- Help her layer newspapers over the table.
- 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.
- 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.
- Have your child place her bracelet on the newspapers.
- Let her dribble drops of glue sparingly over the fabric and tape.
- Have her sprinkle a few pinches of gold confetti over the glue puddles.
- Leave the bracelet to dry for an hour or two.
- Once the glue has dried into hardened globs, the mummy bracelet is ready to wear. Let your child show off her Halloween spirit -- and her mummy pride!