Mummifying a “Ken” doll.

We were able to do our making a mummy project using a “Ken” doll.  Actually I think it’s a New Kids on the Block/Joey McIntyre doll.  We got the idea from Living and Learning’s Making A Mummy post.

1.  Oldest daughter read from the Best Book of Mummies book before we started to give us an overview of what mummification was all about.   I prepared a resin mixture out of 1 part glue and 2 parts water.  I also cut strips of gauze for our linen cloth.

I made stitches on the abdomen where we pretended to remove the internal organs.  Then I made an eye of the God of Horus charm out of scrap paper to put over the stitch to keep out evil spirits.

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2.  We started putting the “resin”  on the head and then oldest daughter started wrapping the head while I held the body.  All three girls took turns putting glue and gauze on the body.

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3.  When we were done with one layer of gauze, we added protective amulets to the body – we used a snake form oldest daughter’s Lego Indiana Jones set and some tiny gems I had from the craft store.  We tucked them into the bandages.

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4.  Then I added more glue and wrapped the body in a final layer of gauze.  The two canopic jars are from the Slinky Ancient Pyramid kit.

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Ta-da!  Coolness.  It was tricky to get started, but eventually we worked out all the wrinkles.  Ha ha.

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4 Responses to Mummifying a “Ken” doll.

  1. Leptir says:

    Oh, I love your activity – so interesting🙂

  2. growinginpeace says:

    Thanks Leptir.

    It was a lot of fun…a bit tricky to get started, but it worked out okay. We still have him wrapped up. I am not sure when we will take his wrappings off.

  3. cheesemaker says:

    who ever wrapped up ken i thank you.🙂

  4. Sherry says:

    Fun! Makes me want to do it again.🙂

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