11 July 2010

Mummified Cat!







To make our mummified cat, we took some old socks and a ripped-up playpen sheet and soaked them in hot tea water overnight. I'd recommend very hot water and more tea; our socks just wound up looking skunky dirty instead of "antiqued." After we let our wrappings dry, we cut ears out of one sock and sewed them onto the other. Then we stuffed the head with old cloth diapers, tied it up, stuffed the body and wrapped the sheet strips around it. We also were supposed to find sea glass and other things to use for amulets, but we used shiny buttons and (appropriately) an old cat tag instead. Emperor drew the Eye of Horus that is visible in the top picture. We had a lot of fun with this project. We got the idea from this craft book on Ancient Egypt.

6 comments:

  1. Definitely the most adorable mummy I've ever seen!

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  2. That's kind of scary-looking, yo.

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  3. Love it! They look great. What a fun school project.

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  4. Very cool mummy! :-)

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  5. LOVE IT!! I'll be coming back once we get a-homeschoolin...

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