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Lovely Bones Necklace

Halloween legitimizes all sorts of bizarre ideas and takes them mainstream. So the next time you silently chew on your chicken, don’t be afraid of recycling the bones. At this time of year, you will not be considered a crackpot, and you’ll be helping your children think beyond the typical costume offerings at the local Walmart. It’s always good to encourage originality.

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Egyptian Amulets

 

All cultures have some form of good luck charm, like the rabbit’s foot or four-leaf clover. In Ancient Egypt, charms were known as amulets and were usually in the form of plants, animals, or sacred objects. They were thought to provide protection against evil or danger, as well as bringing good luck. These ornaments or jewelry were even placed with the deceased to ensure they had a safe afterlife. Some amulets are currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I had children make these clay necklaces, inspired by the exhibition King Tut: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs.

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