Try this simple nature invitation to create rock mummies. This not so spooky Halloween craft is fun to make and is really easy to set up! The googly eyes are fun to stick on the rocks and the little rubber bands will give those fine motor skills a great workout! Read the post to see what makes these mummy rocks extra special.
As a busy working mom, I like to keep things simple. These days, I don’t have the time to set up complicated activities that take forever to set up and clean up.
So here is an adorable and incredibly simple nature craft to try this fall!
This activity was a bit difficult for my four year old and he required a lot of help. So if you want this to be more of an independent activity, I suggest this for ages six and up!
- Googly Eyes
- Rubber bands– We used these rubber bands because they are smaller and easier to handle. You can play around with different sizes to see what works best with your age group.
- Stones- I found longer, thin stones to work the best for this activity since the rubber bands are small loom rubber bands. You can also try thick branches or pieces of bark!
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Here’s What We Did:
Peel the backing off the googly eyes and stick them on the stones.
I helped peel the backing off the eyes but my boys stuck them on the stones themselves. I suggest sticking the eyes a bit lower on the rocks so the rubber bands have a surface to wrap around. If you stick the eyes too high, the rubber bands will fly off the rocks.
Put rubber bands on the stones to create the mummy effect.
Sonny tried different methods of getting the rubber bands on the stones. Here he used his stomach to hold on to the stones while he stretched the rubber bands with both hands.
Next, he held the stone in one hand and I showed him how to stretch the rubber bands on two fingers on the other hand. This was a little difficult for him but it got much easier with practice!
He rolled the rubber bands up with this thumb and said he wanted to, “criss-cross some of the rubber bands to make it look more like a mummy.’
I joined in on the fun and couldn’t believe how good of a fine-motor workout this was! The pinching action required to manipulate the rubber bands really works those small muscles in the hand.
And guess what?! The eyes and rubber bands glow in the dark! This activity was definitely inspired by our Glow-in-the-Dark Hiking Sticks and they turned out just as awesome.
These are the perfect Halloween gift or decoration in your home!
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I hope you give this not so spooky activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.