I also spent a good deal of time trying to figure out Egyptian eyeliner, specifically that winged look. I never really got the hang of it, alas, so hopefully it never becomes a style trend for stay at home homeschooling moms around here. I am flanked by my painted cardboard mummies (minus the cat), and I'm holding King Cluck in his golden sarcophagus. I am definitely trying to keep these mummies, chickens, etc. I don't want to have to repeat all this a third time in 7 years!
7 years ago. Everyone was pretty interested in touching the mummified but unwrapped chicken to see what it felt like. It feels pretty firm, and the flesh turns a dark purplish color. They were also quite interested in smelling it. This time I embalmed it in just salt, baking soda, and baking powder, instead of adding spices. You might think that would make it smell worse, but you would be wrong. The spices just add . . . something . . . to the smell that makes it more unpleasant. The wrapped mummy got rubbed with scented oil, and he definitely had that same weirder smell. The unwrapped one is not as . . . different. It's weird.
www.ssww.com. They were only $1 each, which I thought was a good price The moms in that room had to cut the yarn into 10 yd pieces, but the kids just had to weave the yarn in and out of these white posts. There are an odd number of posts, so the basket keeps getting higher. They were really cute!
Here's a close-up of Faith's basket.
So it went really well, and I came home to teach life science and memory work, give haircuts to Luke and Caleb, and give baths to Micah, Drew, and Verity. Now I am really crashing. I can't believe how tired I am! And I can't believe that after biology on Thursday, we'll be on Thanksgiving break!! I am SUPER thankful about that!