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Milton Road Primary School

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Creative Canopic Jars

To enhance and consolidate our understanding of the Ancient Egyptians and their customs, we created our own canopic jars out of bottles, modroc and clay. We spent the morning carefully moulding modroc around our bottles, making sure it was smooth and without any gaps. In the afternoon we sculpted a head from clay in the form of one of the Egyptian sons of Horus (jackal, baboon, human or falcon). Once everything had dried, the following day we painted the canopic jars, decorating them with hieroglyphics and colourful Egyptian patterns. However, we thankfully didn't use them as they were originally intended!