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Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies

Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies - the gingerbread house

With both my children at school our crafts now take place after school and at the weekends. I have perfected the art of setting up an invitation to play which helps them both unwind from school and bring out their creativity. This week we had fun with our Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies and I’m going to let you into a little secret – I didn’t bake my own gingerbread!

Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies

This is a super quick and fun craft activity because it uses shop bought gingerbread men! I love making my own but sometimes you just need to give the kids something to do whilst you get the dinner. This was fun and all you need is: shop-bought gingerbread men, white icing, green gel icing and sweetie eyes.

We wanted to turn our gingerbread men into mummies so added a little dot of icing and the sweetie eyes on the biscuits.

Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies

Then we used the icing to create the bandages. My son squeezed the icing out, covering the gingerbread men.

Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies

On some of them he added buttons and on one of them he used green icing! He had fun experimenting.

Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies

They all turned out differently but looked good. We left them to dry slightly before trying out our creations.

Easy Gingerbread Halloween mummies

They made a pretty good after school snack and would make a great Halloween snack.

Other Halloween foods you might be interested in:

Halloween spider pizza

Creepy crawly cupcakes

Spooky Oreo eye cookies

Halloween gingerbread ghosts

How to make jelly worms

Spooky Marshmallow faces

Halloween gingerbread house


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    October 22, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    this is such a great idea to keep them busy whilst you’re making dinner

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    October 23, 2016 at 8:15 am

    My kids love making gingerbread mummies too. There was one year I made little gingerbread mummy Scottie dogs too – so cute! 🙂

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