Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mummy making

For our Chapter on Egypt in the SOTW, we wanted to make mummies.  Making a chicken mummy is out of the question for us as I am a vegetarian!  So we settled for the next best thing by mummifying one of the little dolls that we seem to have a million of.  I let D decide which one she wanted to mummify and we started the process.

The doll she decided upon, undressed ready for action!

Here is the setup that waiting for the kids that afternoon.  The linen strips are from an old towel.  The small plate has some wet linen to clean the body.

They took turns preparing the body.

Then we started wrapping the body, by then M had lost interest and wandered off!

Here is the finished mummy.  I had to help tie a knot to secure the linen.
We followed this up by making some items that D thought were need to be placed in the sarcophagus with the mummy and of course the sarcophagus! But that is for another post!

1 comment:

  1. That's funny - we're vegan and vegetarian here, too, so we have to come up with creative ways of doing things, too. :) My kids were asking me all about mummification the other day, and we had to look up pictures of mummified cats, etc. They'd probably love this.


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