Monday, February 2, 2015

Night At The Museum - Secret Of The Tomb Journal Page and Craft

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About a week ago we saw Night At The Museum - Secret of the Tomb with our homeschool movie club. Yes I totally created a homeschool movie club for my homeschool group in Georgia. Every few months when a fun, educational movie is released we will get together and go to the movies. But that's not all...I also create a journal page centered around the movie and come up with a fun craft project for the group to complete afterwards.

The Night At The Museum films are some of my kids favorites...okay mine too. Believe it or not my children have learned quite a bit from the movies as well. Night At The Museum - Secret Of The Tomb was just as good as its two predecessors. It was filled with laughs, excitement and educational references.

After the movie our group got to go behind the scenes to check out the projection room....special thanks to Movie Tavern. Did you know a projector light bulb is about $3,000!

Not the best photos..but you get the idea!
After the movie the kids made their own tablets of Ahkmenrah using salt dough.

Tablet of Ahkmenrah craft instructions:

-1 cup of salt
-1 cup of flour
-1/2 cup of water (might need a little more)
-Gold paint
-Bamboo skewer or paper clip or another sharp object to carve with
-Hieroglyphs printout


  1. In a large bowl combine the salt and flour.
  2. Gradually add the water and knead with your hands until it forms a doughy consistency. If the dough is too hard add a little more water. If it is too soft and squishy add a little more flour.
  3. Form a ball and continue to knead for about 5 minutes. The longer you knead the smoother it will be.
  4. Next form a rectangle for the tablet.
  5. Use a sharp object to gently carve hieroglyphs into the dough.
  6. Bake the table at 200 F until your creation is dry. The amount of time needed to bake your creations depends on size and thickness; thin flat tablets may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker tablets can take 2-3 hours or more. Make sure you dust the pan with some flour to avoid the piece sticking.
  7. After the tablet is hardened paint it using gold the paint.
When you are not using the dough make sure you store it in a sealed baggie or container as it will dry out.

Free Night At The Museum journal page:
Each family also left with a copy of the journal page I created for the movie. You can download a copy for FREE here (or click the photo below).

More goodies:

Don't worry I will share the craft and journal page after each homeschool movie club meeting!

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