These simple little sculptures are my variation on the cardboard tube owls that have been floating around on blogs and on Pinterest for a while now. Who originally created them? I don't know, but here's one example of the owls at 'Qlturka'. They are so simple to make. Squash in the top of a cardboard tube (NOT a toilet roll as we are not allowed to use them for craft projects for hygiene reasons so we have to buy them unused) to make ears and then cover in paper or papier mache or in our case, masking tape.
As these grade 6 students are learning about Ancient Egypt, they appreciated the feeling of wrapping their cats in tape as if mummifying them! We looked at a few pictures of cat mummies before painting the sculptures and drawing on features and patterns in black marker.