Heads up! There’s someone watching the candy platter to make sure you take just one. This head on a platter serving tray features the disembodied head of a mummy that is so decrepit, snakes are slithering through its skull. All it takes to make this platter is a styrofoam head, gauze bandages, and the absence of fear.
Things You’ll Need
Before wrapping the mummy’s head in bandages, we need to stain it. A new roll of gauze from the drug store is very white, and a centuries old mummy would not be so clean. Boil a pot of water and place several tea bags in the water. Unroll the bandage, and let it soak in the tea for 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove the bandage from the tea and rinse it. To add more stains to the bandage, rub the tea bags directly on random areas. When the bandage dries, the stains will be more subtle, so do not be afraid of adding too much color. Allow the bandage to dry overnight, or place it in a clothes dryer.
You can find a styrofoam head at online stores that sell retail display supplies. Starting at the bottom, wrap the bandage around the head, pinning it in the back at various points so that the bandage stays in place. As you go around the head, leave the eye and mouth areas slightly uncovered.
Insert the two pieces of the snakes in the holes you created in the eye sockets, with the head in one hole and the tail in the other hole. Use a hot glue gun to reinforce the snake pieces in the holes so they don’t fall out.