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Saturday, November 13, 2010

3rd Grade Pharaoh Masks

Students are creating pharaoh masks, with their own style and personal design.

We learned ALL about King Tut and his completely intact tomb discovered by archeologists.

Students get REALLY hyped when they find out we are learning about mummies!

-first they draw with Oil Pastels

-then use metallic tempera to paint


I REALLY like to emphasize the parts of the eye with EVERY project

1. Iris

2. Pupil

3. Reflection of light

I do it with kinder through fifth. They all look around at their neighbor to see the shiny dot on their eyes from the light.

We also talk about how the bottom lip is always lighter because it sticks out and catches light.

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When the painting is finished, the next class period we use oil pastels to add details and shading.

Each students picks their favorite animal to put at the top.

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One 4th grade class started their Pharaoh masks with Papier mache’

And I am quickly reminded of why I haven't done this in so long….34 kids….10 buckets of glue….all over their hands….and MY clothes…and then making space to store them all!

Fun Times!

I will let you know how that works out!

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  1. New Camera? Your pictures are amazing!

  2. This looks like a fun Egypt project. Here is an Egyptian project I just did, check out my blog-

  3. very nice but i was looking how to draw a mask for my progect so this didnt help me... but great job! u kids draw good for your age!


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