What You Need:
- 2 pieces of butcher paper
- Oil pastels
- India Ink
- Paper towels
What You Do:
- Tape two pieces of butcher paper together lengthwise.
- Have your child lay on the paper with their arms folded on their chest and trace around their body to make the shape of a mummy.
- Have your child use crayons and oil pastels to decorate bold Egyptian symbols all over the paper mummy shape.
- She can now crumple the mummy up into a tight ball.
- Have her straighten out the mummy and press it flat.
- Mix water into the India ink to water it down. The mixture is about 50/50. If the ink is too thick, it will turn everything black. If this happens, quickly wipe off the ink as much as possible with a rag and add more water to your ink mixture.
- Dip a wide paintbrush into ink and brush it on top of the mummy and allow it to dry.
- Hang your mummy’s new home up on the wall and enjoy the beautiful art style of ancient Egypt!
Tips: Look up images of Egyptian symbols on the internet to use as a reference or for inspiration. One website to visit is: http://www.egyptartsite.com/symlst.html
Fun Fact: Pharaohs were put to rest in the pyramids, and had the most elaborate and decorated of all tombs!