Ancient Egypt Part 4: Make an Incredible Project with items you can find at home!

Are you getting tired of all of my posts about Ancient Egypt?  This is the last one, I promise.  Or at least I think I promise.  I wanted to share with you a student's project that I thought was just amazing this year.  One of the things that sent me over the top about it was the fact that almost the entire project was created from things she found in her home!  I believe the only purchased item was a can of  gold spray paint!
My girl "J"'s research topic was the Egyptian sarcophagus.  For those of you who are not familiar, the sarcophagus, it is the casket used to bury the Egyptian king.  Usually it is highly adorned in gold and lapis to show the riches of the pharaoh and securely bring him into the afterlife.
"J's" is a beautiful example.

I numbered the picture above to make it easier to explain:
First off, the entire sarcophagus is a stroller box.  J's mom is due any day now with twins!
1) Paper plates!  "J" spray painted them gold and then attached them with a glue gun
2) To make a 3D effect of the crook and staff, "J" used a broken coat hanger.  They wrapped it in paper and then spray painted.
3) These smaller round circles... coffee filters! Bam! 
4)  All the blue which was supposed to represent lapis... NAIL POLISH!  
Holla!  That is one creative girl in my room!  
I love it!


  1. Wow! What an amazing creation :) "J" did a fabulous job!

  2. That is awesome. Thank you for sharing the project with us.


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