I love the idea of the mummified barbies. I think I would add the idea of
first wrapping the barbies in plastic (like seran wrap), then plaster
guazing over them, then cutting the sarcophagus to "open them up", then
taking out the Barbies, removing the plastic, and wrapping the Barbie is
fabric strips to place the Barbie back into the opened sarcophagus. I seem
to remember that they were painted on the inside as well. So I would have
the kids do the inside and outside with paint.
From: Dulcius [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:37 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] art history projects
An Egypt-based project my hs students had fun with was "mummified" barbies
with plaster "mummy cases".