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Mummy flashlight tutorial.

I've had this idea since last year when we saw inexpensive flashlights at Ikea (I think they were 50 cents).  My boys love flashlights, especially when they are trick or treating.  So instead of giving out candy favors at our Halloween celebration, I thought we'd give out flashlights.  I of course also wanted them to look cute--so like everything else around here during Halloween, they got the mummy treatment (we're talking stuffed animals, furniture legs, me if I stand still long enough...).

You will need a small, inexpensive flashlight, white crepe paper, tape, and a black marker.  I haven't made it back to Ikea to see if they have the bargain flashlights again this year, but I found this one at our Dollar Tree (I also picked up some batteries there.  I definitely recommend having the flashlights ready to go to avoid the buzz kill factor).  

Wrap the flashlight a couple of times with the crepe paper lengthways and tape to secure.

 Fold the crepe paper in half and wrap the flashlight completely.         

After securely taping, dot on a couple of eyes with a marker (I think googley eyes would be great here but I didn't have any on hand).  Add a note and there you go--a practical, yet fun, Halloween favor that both kids and parents will appreciate. 

For more DIY ideas, be sure to check out today's DIY Day at Kimba's A Soft Place to Land.  And also be sure to check back here for another sugarless Halloween favor idea.  It's geared to the under-two set and I hope to post it tomorrow. 

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Reader Comments (6)

I think that is such a cute idea. The kids get so much sweet stuff. I kniow my kids would love these.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Great idea! I am definitely going to make these for my boys for Halloween night! Thank you for posting this.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizL

How cute! What a great idea! :)

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October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaising My 4 Sons

That is a GREAT practical alternative to candy and just a fun craft idea!
Love it!

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October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMom of Three

This is the cutest idea!!!! I love your blog! I found you on MBC and I am now following your blog! This is my blog for you to check out.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobynlong

Love it! I needed a non candy idea for our moms group and this is perfect. Thanks!!!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

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