The next step was to cut slits along the paper where the eye holes are.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
For history we do a study called "Story of the World". Today, we studied about the Greek Dark Ages. It is called the Greek Dark Ages because the barbarians were too busy taking over lands. They didn't write anything down because they didn't know how to read or write. Here we are making a Mycenaean war helmet. The Myceaeans were the people the Barbarians attacked. The real helmets were made out of bronze with fleece on the inside. Our helmet is made out an ice cream pail. I have the pail on my head and we drew the outline for where to cut the eye holes in the pail. After we cut out the eye holes, we cut up a paper bag to put around the bucket to make it look like bronze. Then we covered the outside of the bucket with glue and smeared it around with our fingers to get a nice even layer. We wrapped the paper bag around the sides and folded in the top part that was sticking up from the sides and taped it down.