Saturday, August 30, 2008

Poseidon - god of the Sea

Mac's class is studying the history of ancient Greece. The kids are divided into five different city states and Mac is the strategoi (military leader) of his city state, Argos. Mac chose Poseidon as his Greek name.

The kids have to wear chitons while living in ancient Greece, so Mac and I put together this costume from instructions that he brought home from school that called for using a twin sheet. We made a few adjusts such as only having one sleeve verses two. Mac read that most men only wore the chiton over one arm leaving their right arm free to do work. I also had to hem the sheet as it was too long, and trim the side as it was too wide. All in all it was a very easy project and Mac was pleased with the end result.

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