Mummy Hand Desk Tidy

This gruesome Mummy Hand is a perfect accessory for your desk or tabletop this Halloween - and it is fun to make too!

Mummy Hand Desk Tidy

You will need:

A small cardboard tube or tin
Thick card (we used the side of a cardboard box)
Newspaper
Sticky tape
White glue (PVA)
White paper

You will need:

Draw around your hand (or if your hand is very small borrow an adult's) on the cardboard and cut out. Put the cardboard tube where the wrist would go and tape into position.

Take a piece of newspaper and fold it until it makes a bundle big enough to cover the back of the hand. Fold five smaller, thinner bundles for the fingers and tape all of them into place.

Mummy Hand illustration

Turn the hand over so it rests on the cardboard tube (you will probably need to weight it down or ask someone to hold it for you). Rip the white paper into strips, dip them in glue and wrap them around the fingers and thumb. When these are totally covered turn the hand over and sit it on some food wrap to stop it sticking. Rip more strips from the white paper. Continue to cover the rest of the hand, dipping the strips of paper in glue and laying them over the hand tucking the edges underneath. Cover the pot in exactly the same way. Leave it to dry.

Mummy Hand

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