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Jan - Egyptian Art - a P.S.


From: Judy Decker (judydeckeriad_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Dec 11 2003 - 09:32:46 PST

Hi Jan,

In all of our communication I never told you that when
I did Egyptian paste - I only had one table set up so
I could monitor the progress more easily. We had our
other project going on at the same time (the clay
boxes) They were on steps on that project that didn't
need my hlep or supervision. Sinc ethis is the first
time you are using it with kids, that might be the way
you will want to go. Why get any gray hairs (smile)?
Here is an idea to save you (from a real pro - Linda
Woods). Kids could do this at the rest of the tables
while they did the paste a group at a time:

From Linda Woods - Shrink art pin:
I've used shrink art to make sarcophagus pins. Turned
out great! I had them draw the original design about
4 inches tall. They drew the original on xerox paper.
 I had some guidelines to show them how wide
they could be and how tall, as shrink art shrinks SO
much....someone tell me again how least
half, right? (From Judy: I think it is closer to 1/4th
size -- but I don't know for sure) We drew the
sarcophagus cases on xerox paper, laid the shrink art
sheets over their drawings, and traced them in
Sharpie. We used colored pencils (Prismacolors)and a
few skinny permanent pens to color some gold accents
like dots or lines in hair, etc. We made parts of
them real patterned like with checkerboards or warped
checkerboards. I had handouts with symbols I copied
out of Aliki's Mummy book, which is a great book to
read prior to doing this project. I had pictures of
the canopic jar lids, the Egyptian Gods and Godesses,
and pictures of the trinkets and symbols that they
wrapped up with the mummies (Jan, these are the
amulets I worte about). They had to put on a few
symbols, write their name or something else in
hieroglyphics down the front of the mummy case. They
were awesome! Later, I just glued a pinback on
vertically and we strung them on silk cord. They wore
them to their Egyptian art a la carte class.

Linda Woods

Jan- you wouldn't all have to do mummy cases - they
could do other Egytian things, too if you want. Linda
doesn't say what grade level - I am guessing fifth? or

I found this looking for the Christmas ideas I stashed
away... Now you see why I don't have time today for
Rembrandt (smile). I am only posting this to the list
so folks can see I give credit where credit is due

Great day!


Judith Decker
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