We did that, too, but had to toss the mummies 'cause we live in such a humid climate. The kids did love it, tho.
From: Sandy Bacon [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 10:16 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Groovy Project Ideas on Egypt
When my fourth graders mummified cornish game hens, it was one of the
most exciting projects I have ever done. Sandy
Kathy Hughes wrote:
> I had my sixth graders this year recreate an Egyptian tomb at school.
> They did tempera batik tomb paintings(these were great), they
> translated their own names into hieroglyphics at an online website and
> then made cartouches on paper. They did clay canopic jars as well as
> two life size sarcophagus. The sarcophagus's (sarcophagi)?, were made
> out of cardboard but were 3D and stood up by themselves, the faces
> were plaster castings of two student volunteers and all the kids
> helped to paint them.