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Re: Egyptian art Elementary


Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 18:06:00 PDT

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? 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. 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.