- Water Bottle (one for each student)
- Newspaper Strips
- Paper Mache Goop
- Tempera Paint
- Sharpie Marker
- Egyptian References
Every year our fourth graders go on a music and art field trip to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the morning and then over to the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery in the afternoon. For most of our kids, this may be the only time they ever go to an orchestra or art gallery, so it's a very special day to share.
|Balcony seats at the orchestra!|
As a follow up from the museum, I like to ask the kids what they liked, what they didn't like, what they learned, what they found interesting, etc. The one exhibit that always stands out is the Egyptian exhibit, which displays a real sarcophagus, a mummified cat, and some other really neat items.
This is always the perfect anticipatory set to an Egyptian project, of course, and this year I took a stab at making paper mache sarcophagi.
1. Empty out water bottles till they are about 1/3 full. The remaining water helps add weight to the bottles so that they don't constantly tip over.
2. Paper mache a nice, smooth 2 layers over the bottles.
3. Sketch a design before painting.
4. Paint and add heiroglyphics!