Saturday, June 4, 2011

Egyptian Sarcophagus

4th graders made these Egyptian Sarophagus'.  In the past 4th grade has gone on an annual field trip to the MFA where these are on view but this year the trip was cancelled due to lack of budget.  I continued with the project anyway because the students really seem to enjoy it.  I used this gold paper that I bought from the Rhode Island Recycling Center which is just about the greatest place on earth.  If you are at all near it you should check it out- businesses donate surplus supplies that are then sold to educators by the pound for super cheap.  What they have in stock always changes but you can find anything from different types of paper and fabric to binders, to various labels, stickers, plastic containers, beads- it is really incredible!  So we viewed images of sarcophagus' and discussed the process of mummification and hieroglyphics before desinging our own.  We used colored sharpies to add details. 

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