Chinese terracotta army head project for kids

Chinese terracotta army head

Chinese terracotta army head
Chinese terracotta army head made by kids at
Laurelhurst School, Portland Oregon

In the Ch'in Dynasty, about 210 BC, one of the emperors had a whole army of men made out of clay to go in his tomb and guard him in the afterlife.

To make a head like the ones the emperor buried in his tomb, build it out of clay. It will use less clay if you make an armature - a core made out of something else. You might use a balloon, or crumple paper into balls and then cover them with tape.

Other activities:

    * Paper-making
    * Making a compass
   

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