Toilet Roll Mummies

Toilet roll mummies – a cute and easy Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make!

We’ve made countless Halloween crafts over the years, but oh my!  These toilet roll mummies might just be the cutest one yet!  And they were so easy to make!  A little tissue paper, a little toilet roll tube, and lots of winding and wrapping around and around!   Kids of all ages will love making these mummies, but they’re simple enough for even the youngest, little hooligans to handle!

Toilet roll mummies


To make our toilet roll mummies, you’ll need:

supplies for toilet roll mummies

  • toilet roll
  • white tissue paper (or crepe paper or medical gauze)
  • white yarn
  • googly eyes
  • glue

How to make your mummies:

This is fun and really quite easy.  Even the youngest hooligans can manage with very little assistance.

Begin tearing your tissue paper into long, narrow strips.  Don’t worry if your edges are all ragged and uneven.  That’s perfect!  Don’t fret too much about the width either.  It really doesn’t matter.  Our strips were probably about 2 inches wide.

Next, give your entire toilet roll a thin coating of glue.  Older kids can apply it straight from the bottle, but little ones might prefer brushing it on with a paint brush.

brush your glue all over your toilet roll

Now it’s time to wrap your mummy.  Press an end of a strip of tissue paper into the glue.  Then simply wrap the strip around the toilet roll until you get to the end of the strip.  Press that end into the glue, and wrap a second strip around the tube if necessary.

wrap the strips of tissue paper around your cardboard tube


Lastly, wrap a long length of yarn around the tube several times, and glue the ends in place, and attach the eyes.

toilet roll mummy wrapped tissue paper and yarn


How adorable are these guys?

toilet roll halloween craft mummy

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  1. Sarah Stanley says

    I think the mummies would look great combined with the toilet roll monsters from your Monster Mobile project for a mummy/monster mobile!

  2. says

    Love these, Jackie! It would go perfect with one of my favorite Halloween themed books, “Where’s My Mummy?” Thanks for sharing on the Discover and Explore linky!

  3. says

    These little guys are indeed cute! Perfect arts and craft time project just in time for Halloween! Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

    • happyhooligans says

      The black background is really not black at all. I took the photos in my dining room which is a cinnamon colour, and I had the mummies on the table which is mahogony. Depending on the time of day and the angle of the sun, sometimes I get lucky and it all shows up as black a photo. It just happened to for these, so it was perfect. :) Thanks for asking because I thought it was pretty cool too!

  4. says

    Hi Jackie! LOVE these little mummies! Great for all ages, simple materials, FUN for the kiddos, and they turned out awesome! Thanks for linking up to Share It Saturday — I’m featuring you this week.

  5. anne says

    I used toilet paper rolls in my classroom to make mummies I had white lace and goggle eyes my tots put glue all over wrapped the rolls in lace and glued on the eyes every one thought they were cute

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