How To Mummify A Chicken
1 whole chicken or Cornish Game Hen
4 large zip-lock bags
Boxes of salt
1 bottle of oil [olive or scented oil works best]
Strips of linen or cloth
Strongly scented spices [rosemary, cinnamon, and cloves works best]
Resin or lacquer [optional]
ten to twelve days. (This may take from 4 to 6 weeks)
all of the chicken.
through the strips.
Make a sarcophagus. Shoeboxes work well. Decorate the sarcophagus using hieroglyphics or other Egyptian style art. Obtain permission to bury the mummies. (We are taking ours mummies to the middle school where our students will attend school next year.) Next year the students can conduct an archaeological dig and write about what is discovered.