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  1. amjid
    amjid at |

    hi how do i make the face?

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  2. jenn
    jenn at |

    how di you make the arms and legs?

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    1. Cory
      Cory at |

      The arms are made from crumpled newspaper and masking tape. The body/legs are made from cardboard cut in half ovals and bend/rolled cardboard over that structure (as seen in picture 4) Hope this helps.

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  3. Karri
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    Hi- this is amazing and need to make one for a dance. I appreciate any feedback or additional pictures. I have a few questions that might seem trivial-

    You in plastic- did you cut yourself out from a slit in the back or the side? Plastic wrap and packing tape really held your shape to be able to add starched muslin on to? Did you stuff the mummy form then add the muslin?

    House paint- is that wall paint found at say Home Depot? flat or semigloss? does it matter?
    art paste- where do I get it? Is there a brand name?

    I am still mystified by the details and the arms and hands. I understand the details from the puffy paint…the arms and hands were formed from newspaper correct? then taped into forms of arms and fists? The collar and headdress were made from foam board? Do you by chance have pictures of those details……visual learner.

    I do appreciate you sharing your project. It is very helpful. Perhaps I will make a queen to match your king. :)

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    1. Cory
      Cory at |

      Karri,
      I feel horrible for not responding. I just haven’t had the time to check the comment section. I know it is too late for to help you but I will answer your questions so that any one else searching or wondering will see it.

      Q- You in plastic- did you cut yourself out from a slit in the back or the side? Plastic wrap and packing tape really held your shape to be able to add starched muslin on to? Did you stuff the mummy form then add the muslin?
      A- Yes, I had adult helpers cut a slit down my back until I could get out. Use old clothing as there is a chance they might get cut. One layer of plastic wrap and quite a few layers of tape so it is fairly stiff, but not extremely hard to cut. The muslin stuck surprisingly well with the art paste. There are two kinds -Elmer’s and school smart, I prefer the school smart. These can be found at the school specialty website. We used probably 3-4 boxes.

      Q- House paint- is that wall paint found at say Home Depot? flat or semigloss? does it matter?
      A- Cheap interior house paint, or gesso, just something that will tighten your structure and cover the writing on the newspaper. I would advise against semigloss as it might be too slick for other paint. I would use flat.

      Q- art paste- where do I get it? Is there a brand name?
      A- See question one.

      Q-I am still mystified by the details and the arms and hands. I understand the details from the puffy paint…the arms and hands were formed from newspaper correct? then taped into forms of arms and fists?
      A- Yes, the hands were made from newspaper and added to the arms.

      Q- The collar and headdress were made from foam board?
      A- The headdress was formed from cardboard and the collar is made of layers of newspaper shaped to fit.

      Q- Do you by chance have pictures of those details……visual learner.
      A- Unfortunately, I do not have any other pictures.

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  5. Fanboy Wife
    Fanboy Wife at |

    This is truly amazing! I wish my 6th grade teacher was as Mr. Triplett!

    6th grade is such a great time to teach about ancient Egypt. After I got back from Egypt in college, I was the guest speaker at “Ancient Egypt Day” for the Talented and Gifted 6th grade students. There were three schools represented, and 3 golden papier-mâché sarcophagi! I couldn’t take credit for that, but I did teach the students how to write their names in hieroglyphs.

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  6. sudha
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    hi
    really excellent and an awesome work. just amazing to watch the steps of the outcome………….
    no words to write..
    keep going
    sudha

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  7. Cory
    Cory at |

    Nick,
    Thanks for the questions. The effect on the arms was done with Fabric (or Puff) Paint. Its stays puffy when it dries. The hands were done by squishing newpaper into that specific shape and taping them that way. As for the cling wrap, that is why I had other teachers supervise, because I knew I might not get out otherwise.

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  8. Nick Allen
    Nick Allen at |

    Dear Cory and class. This is one blown away Brit sitting up late in Paris, France, looking at this magnificent creation. 10/10! How did you get the wire effect on the arms, is that wire fencing pulled taught around the limbs? And the hands, are they just formed from papier mache? So many questions spring to mind looking at this. Nick
    PS At my school we’d likely have picked you up when cling film wrapped and left you on the school lawn for a while, just to experience the glory of the Pharaohs in full:-)

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  9. Cory
    Cory at |

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments! A lot of work went into this project and I am happy to hear the positive responses. I was asked many times in college to change my major, and one of those was to graphic design, but I am glad I didn’t. I love being a teacher and I love seeing my students have as much fun as they do.

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  10. Betty
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    Oh My Goodness. Brilliant. Congratulations to you and your students on such a fine and well executed project. How lucky the school and students to have your talent. Had you thought of working with interior designers and the major NY Dept. Store window designers? Your work makes me think of this. Betty

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  11. Chris
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    Wow great job Cory, yourself and your students should be very proud of yourselves. Your students are very lucky to have you, this sort of project is something they will remember the rest of their lives.
    Chris

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  12. Bob C.
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    Impressive Cory, it looks very nice, I don’t believe I had any teachers as committed and as talented as you in my early school days!

    Well done!

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  13. Maddy
    Maddy at |

    What wonderfully amazing project. All I can say is, WOW!

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  14. Karen van Wyk
    Karen van Wyk at |

    Wow, this is brilliant. You and your students did a great job. Love it!

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