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Re: Egyption Plaster Masks

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Cynthia Mesko (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 22:00:55 -0700 (MST)

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Dear Katherine,
What is really helpful is to use newspaper and cornstarch to make the
mask stiff, I have done extensive lessons on Egypt and you can make a
whole muummy just by using newspaper, water, and cornstarch. Well let me
know how it works. Cindy Mesko

On Wed, 19 Feb 1997, Katherine E Thompson wrote:

> I'm an undergrad in art ed, and one of my courses involves creating a
> lesson plan and teaching it to students in a Saturday class. The class
> I'll be teaching is grades 1-3, and I had planned to do a lesson on
> plaster masks, decorated like Egyption burial masks. I had done this
> lesson when I was in elementary school, but I can't remember all the
> details. My question is does anyone have a suggestion on how to create an
> Egyption head piece and have it connect to the masks. I had planned to
> use black yarn as hair, and have the students braid it with beads and
> attach it to the mask. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

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