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Re: clay for 3rds


Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 20:33:02 PST

Melissa, this sounds really cool!!

Thanks, everyone, for all the great clay ideas.


On Monday, February 4, 2002, at 06:47 PM, wrote:

> After telling 3rd graders a little about Egyptian culture, including the
> practice of mummification of their pets, we made "Egyptian mummified"
> cats.
> I found photos online of such mummies. Using terra cotta, they made
> 4-5 inch
> long mummy shapes with cat faces. After firing, used black Sharpies to
> add
> facial details. Then a coat of Mod Podge gloss. And last, using
> raffia,
> wrapped body in a criss crossed "mummy" wrap, tacking the back with hot
> glue.
> They looked great and the kids loved the whole process.
> Melissa
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