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Clay Egyptian Sarcophagus

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Ever wonder what an Egyptian Mummy's coffin is called? A Sarcophagus! Mould and decorate your own Sarcophagus following these easy steps. 

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  • Step 1Cut a thick piece of clay and begin moulding it into a rectangular shape around 10cm in length.
  • Step 2Use a modelling tool to dig out the inside of the clay. Cut and shape another rectangle piece of clay which will act as a lid. Allow both pieces to dry overnight.
  • Step 3Paint the base and lid using gold acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Draw an Egyptian design onto the lid using pencil. Then use acrylic paint to decorate your Sarcophagus.
  • Step 5You may wish to add more details with permanent pen to complete your design.

Materials used in this activity

Wire Modelling Tools - Pack of 6
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Micador Stay Anywhere Permanent Pens - Pack of 12
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Product Code: 14216
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HB Pencils - Pack of 20
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CleverPatch Air Dry Modelling Clay - White - 1kg Pack
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Product Code: 18634
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