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RE: using plaster gauze


From: Leslie Miller (zandeerae_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 08:24:16 PST

Oh Sky,
That is great. I actually found myself giggling! Mu mmifying Barbies and
Kens is sure easier than mummifying chickens!
Leslie Miller
Fountain Street Studios
Framingham, MA
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Geoffrey McClain []
  Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 9:48 AM
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Subject: Re: using plaster gauze

  A long while ago, when my students were studying Ancient Egyptian art, I
had them (5th graders) bring in their old Barbies to be mummified in the
plaster. They loved doing it. Be sure to cut the hair off first so it will
be easier. Then they made a shoebox into a sarcophagus. The decorated it
with drawings and collage materials. They had to list 10 things they wanted
to take with them into the afterlife in the lid.
  Sky in NJ