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Do you need a mummy in your next movie? Well dont forget the sarcophagus. This week I am going to show you how to build a sarcophagus complete with frescos.

What you need.

1. Foam 4x8 sheet, the thicker the better - Home center
2. Knife with a long blade
3. Latex Paint - Craft store
4. Spray glue - Test to make sure it doesnt dissolve the foam - craft store
5. Wooden dowel - Craft store or home center
6. Plaster - Home center

Step 1: Cut n Glue

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First cut 2 feet off the end of the foam. That will leave you with a 2x4 piece and a 4x6 piece. Now cut the 4x6 sheet in half, leaving you with 2 2x6 pieces. Then cut your 2x4 piece in half. You should have 2 2x2 pieces and 2 2x6 pieces. Now do this over again to another 4x8 sheet.

Now glue 2 2x2 pieces together with spray glue then repeat. Then glue 2 2x6 pieces together and repeat.
tinker2343 years ago
wow you know your guys are good but not acutre they should be in the classic egypten forum all limbs showing but head sideways so that some one could not reconstruct them anyway this is amazing it would be cool to make this with a lid that opens and closes automaticly
boogyman276 years ago
very detailed, great job!
rae32656 years ago
that is awesome!!!!!!!! I have an adult costume party every year for halloween and found this while searching for ideas for this years theme of ancient eygpt! This is so great I will be making a few of them, great clear directions.
webman38026 years ago
Very cool. I did a sarcophagus last year out of a refridgerator box. I used a projector to enlarge an image of King Tut's face with headdress, etc, onto some of the 1/2" foam board, and also traced my arms crossed. Cut these out and painted them to go on the front of the sarcophagus. I also made a "stone" chest to keep the candy in (this was for a trick or trunk) out of the foam board too. A couple of tricks I found, before you paint, you can use a dental pick or other sharp point to chip out some bits of foam. With some practice, you can make cracks and crumbling stone effects. You can also trace some hieroglyphs with a ball point pen, being careful not to break the surface of the foam. This will indent the drawing into the foam before you paint. Paint, and then give it a dark brown wash to fill in the cracks and shadows.