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Discover the secrets of Ancient Egypt and mummify an orange - it's safer than practicing on a real life mummy!
Roll the orange with the palm of your hand to loosen the flesh inside.
Then make an
incision in the side of the orange, roughly 6cm long.
Use your fingers or a spoon to remove the oranges ‘guts’. Be careful, as you don't want to tear the orange!
Wet a paper towel with a small amount of white wine vinegar and wipe it all over the orange – inside and out.
Shake some mixed spice into the empty orange and use your fingers to smear them around the inside.
Mix the salt and bicarbonate of soda in equal measures and carefully fill the orange with it - use a funnel so you don't make a mess.
When it is full, plug the hole with the paper towel.
Mix water with PVA glue (80% glue and 20% water) adding a little water at a time.
Take a strip of fabric, soak it in the PVA/water mix and wrap the strip of fabric around the orange.
take a dry piece of fabric and wrap this over the first wet piece. Smear glue over the end to hold it in place.
Repeat this step until the orange is
Put it somewhere warm and dry for up to 4 weeks.
Real mummies took ages to dry out thoroughly. Stinky!
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