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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mummy Candy Bars!

I ended up making 72 of these... 36 Milky Ways and 36 Three Musketeers!!!  I forgot to take pictures of the ones that I had in Tanner's classroom, but they were all basically the same, just different googly eye and beetle placements! 

I ran across these on Jin's blog Under a Cherry Tree a few weeks ago and decided to make these for Parker's classroom instead of treat bags.  Well...then Tanner saw them and decided he wanted them for his classroom too!  I made extras for the teaching and administrative staff at the school as well as a few friends.  I tweaked my version a bit from Jin's by adding cobwebs and puffy beetle stickers to them.  The kids LOVED them, but I cringed as they ripped them open to eat the candy bars after the HOURS I spent wrapping them all! lol







Items used:
Full size candy bars
white crepe paper
Sticky back googly eyes
brown ink
cobweb

I cut the strips of crepe paper at about 65 inches each.  I would wrap my first wrap length wise and then start wrapping around the candy bar to give the mummy look.  After I wrapped them I would just tuck the ending part in the back and then ink to give it the dirty old look.  Googly eyes were added next and it was much easier using the sticky back ones rather than having to glue them down individually.  After putting the cobwebs on I added the beetle stickers for the finishing touch.  I probably would have used spiders instead, but I found these cool beetle stickers at the $1 store that was enough to do all of the candy bars!

This was definitely a time consuming project, but well worth it when I saw the kids faces!  I was thinking about trying something similar for Christmas.  You could simply wrap them in red crepe paper and use batting for Santa's beard and cut a little triangle for his hat.  Stay tuned for the results of that idea! 

11 comments:

Jamie Lane said...

These are adorable! Love how the crepe paper has the gauze look, but for much cheaper! LOVE 'EM! :)

Summer said...

Those are so cute, what a great idea. TFS

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

those are just too cute for words!! I bet those kids just loved them!!!!

Cindy said...

Very Cute! Hurry up and get the Santa ones done!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Melissa, those are just too cute. You are so creative, can't wait to see the Santa ones. hugs

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

What a creative and simple idea! These mummy candy bars look great. Can't wait to see how the Santa candy bars turn out. That's why you are such a cool mom! Thanks for sharing, Melissa.

Cheryll said...

So cute Melissa!

K Andrew said...

Sooooo cute! I think they are absolutely cute and spooky!

Audrey Frelx said...

Melissa, these are so adorable! I know everyone just enjoyed this!

Melissa said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments ladies! They truly do brighten my day!

LMcBurney said...

Too funnY! Show us pictures if you do the Christmas version. I am sure the kids loved these mummy candy bars.

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