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Spiders, sewing and sarcophagi

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Mamie Tue 30-Oct-12 08:41:35

The joys of half-term! Yesterday I taught the DGDs to use the sewing machine, tomorrow we will be carving pumpkins and making spider cakes, but today we have to make and decorate a sarcophagus for a mummified banana. This is the Year 5 Egyptian project holiday task. We have an over large shoe box and a few ideas, but any thoughts / tips would be gratefully received.

Greatnan Tue 30-Oct-12 10:32:19

I award you this week's prize for the most interesting thread title. smile

Anne58 Tue 30-Oct-12 10:42:54

First mummify your banana.

whenim64 Tue 30-Oct-12 11:08:47

What about using decoupage on the box and your grandchildren could leaf through magazines to find suitable images, then paste the layers on themselves.

Mamie Tue 30-Oct-12 13:19:03

They mummified the banana at school, extracting the contents and filling it with salts (eldest GD was a bit vague on the details) and it is now wrapped in bandages awaiting its tomb. GD wants a banana shaped sarcophagus, but I think that is beyond me. We have bought the gold paper (why is a trip round town with children so exhausting?) and will try the decoupage idea.
Has anyone else got a good half-term project to do?