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Help! homework nightmare!!!!

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thankgodformerlot Wed 07-Sep-11 18:25:09

Hi I am a mumsnet talk virgin so excuse me if this isn't the most exciting message.
My 7 year old has been given his new term topic homework on The Egyptians
and part of the task is to make a model of the sphinx!!.
Have no idea where to start or what materials to use.
PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!

Thanks xx

Marjoriew Wed 07-Sep-11 18:43:46

If you google the Crayola site, they have instructions on how to build a Sphynx. Can't do linkslol

Saracen Thu 08-Sep-11 16:26:26

Ah Marjorie, is there anything you don't know?!!!

Can't say I've ever had occasion to build a sphinx assist a child in buiding a sphinx. I can imagine that this homework is going to go down brilliantly with busy parents. When my dd was seven she could just about make a snake out of playdough!

Marjoriew Thu 08-Sep-11 18:00:46

smile Saracen. We also mummified a Barbie doll!

musicposy Thu 08-Sep-11 21:36:11

Ah, homework tasks for the parents wink

I still remember when DD2 was about 6 at school making the mistake of thinking homework was for the children. They had to make an animal mask for assembly. DD2 drew some very 6 year old looking snakes on hers. I thought it was great. Then we went to the assembly and every other child had a mask that looked as though it had been designed and painted by one of the great masters. hmm

Have fun sphynx making! You could send in a mummified Barbie too for extra brownie points.....

thankgodformerlot Thu 08-Sep-11 22:40:46

Thank you for the Crayola link will have a look, but love the mummified barbie idea!!!.
Will take a deep breath and have a go this weekend.
What's the betting that it means a special trip to 'that specialist art shop' and will cost a fortune for all the materials?
Don't you just love homework!

Marjoriew Fri 09-Sep-11 00:02:32

Grandson and I went to the charity shop and bought a barbie doll - didn't matter how tatty for about £1. we have some bits of broken jewellery around the house and used them for the charms to insert into the mummy bandages. This is where we got the idea from.

www.kidzworld.com/article/5449-ideas-for-egypt-projects.
There are other ideas there too,.

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