We’ve been reading books about ancient Egypt and talking about The Great Pyramid and the the pharaoh Khufu. I read last year in Homeschooling Magazine about mummifying a chicken and I thought the kids would love it.

I really wanted to get a chicken with all the innards, feathers etc but settled on two Cornish Game Hens from Safeway. I thought we would create a grand sarcophagus out of cardboard but instead opted for plastic to hold in the smell as it decays.

We began by covering the hens in salt and baking soda and sealing them in bags inside Tupperware, which we decorated. We will check back in a few days to add more salt and see what’s what.  After the completion of the salting, seasoning, wrapping process, we will bury it until next year and then dig it up to see the results.