For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. ~ Galatians 5:22
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Egyptian Paddle Dolls
Our senior asked me during the summer if I could please make history "fun" for her final year of high school. I told her I would try! The ancient world is her favorite period of history to study so she is thrilled to end her high school career learning about that time period, and she is so artsy/craftsy that I decided one of the ways we would make history fun was to do hands on projects a couple/few times a month. Our first such project was making Egyptian paddle dolls.
Egyptian girls played with flat dolls made from wood. We made ours from cardboard. The girls made girl dolls, and the boys made boy ones. :)
We had beads and yarn available for hair, if desired. We talked about how Egyptians created art ~ they painted heads in profile, because that was considered the most attractive view, bodies head on (again, most attractive view), and feet in profile. It made for a very interesting and distinctive perspective!
Here are the finished dolls, from left to right....daughter G's, son G's, daughter H's, son L's, son C's, and Little Man's. A fun afternoon of painting!
I am a happy wife and christian homeschooling mother of 6 children, ages 20, 18, 17, 17, 15, and 12. We are in our 16th year of homeschooling, which makes me sound really old, but trust me, I am young at heart! When I am not taking care of my family or teaching my children you can find me reading, gardening, baking, or watching movies with my husband. Jesus Christ is the love of my life and my chief aim is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever!