Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mummy Knows Best

To begin our Egyptian unit, my students discussed MUMMIES! Of course, most of my kids are only familiar with the mummies on Scooby Doo or Hotel Transylvania, so a little discussion was necessary.

After view a few NON GRAPHIC images of mummies, we discussed how the Ancient Egyptians believed you must be prepared to live in the afterlife...and needed certain things once you got there. The bandages and special oils made the body stay beautiful (for lack of a better word) until you made it to your destination.

The students used construction paper crayons on brown paper and completed the effect with a black watercolor wash... to make them look "ancient."
I love the way the repetition of line and minimal colors made the eyes really stand out!

Well done, my little embalmers.

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