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RE: Papyrus


Date: Thu Jul 24 2003 - 10:06:30 PDT

I actually purchased some papyrus for my kids to paint on when they were
studying Egypt in their history class. It's been quite awhile since I
taught this lesson, but I'm thinking about using it again this year. We
called it the "20th Century Book of the Dead." They had many images of
Egyptian gods and goddesses to look at in the form of a packet. They
were to think of a current trend, fad, activity, possession, etc. that
they would want to take with them to the afterlife. They were to use
Egyptian stylization to draw and paint one of the Egyptian gods either
using their possession, or doing the activity, etc. They were really
clever...Egyptian gods doing aerobics, buying tickets at a movie
theater, reading a current book, rollerblading, dancing to a boom box,
etc. They were drawn in skinny sharpie, painted with acrylics, and of
course,gold accents. We used patterns that were reminiscent of Egyptian
patterns in the border area. I have no idea what papyrus sells for
these days, but if I can afford it, I'll buy it again and repeat this