Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TOG Ancients Projects: Mummy, Wall Frieze & Beaded Collar

The beginning of our Ancient History Museum

DS8 wanted to get started on some projects and so we went with the ones we had materials for already: Paper Mache Mummy, Carved Plaster Wall Frieze, and a Beaded Collar.  These are all found in the excellent book Make History Ancient Egypt by Nancy Fister and Charlene Olexiewicz!

Creating the mummy from newspaper and masking tape.

The finished mummy (note: whole wheat flour isn't the best for paper mache) and the drying plaster.

The finished mummy!  I painted the facial features and DS8 drew the symbols from another great book: Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

Carving a cobra into "sandstone" (painted plaster)

The long beads were made from triangles cut from magazines, rolled around a straw and glued.

Assembling the beaded collar took a lot of patience, especially with the small-handed "helper" around

The finished collar turned out nice, but too fragile to wear on a daily basis

I'm looking forward to many more projects to fill up our museum as the year goes on!


Tina said...

Those look great...and fun! Nice job.


Everything looks great! I'm doing SOTW with my dds 8 and 6 this year. So excited! When my oldest dd was younger, we made a paper mache pharaoh death mask. If you go on my blog, to the right it should have a link. Maybe this will give you another craft. :))

Jacquelin said...

Those look great! We start TOG, yr 1 on Aug. 22, looking forward to lots of projects. We are in VA also, in the Hampton Roads area.

Karen said...

Wow. These are beautiful. I'm doing an Egypt block with the youngest this year. Thank you for the inspiration and books.

Sonshine Classical Academy said...

Great ideas for when my little ones are older!

Mary said...

So cool! I can't wait to get to TOG Year 1. We are just about to start Year 3!

Ralph said...

Awesome Job!
Thanks for using and sharing my book!

-Ralph Masiello