Advanced search

Help! homework nightmare!!!!

(7 Posts)
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.

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.
There are other ideas there too,.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now