My fifth graders this year learned about the Egyptian culture for their clay project. They learned about and create Canopic jars. They had to make two pinch pots for the jar and attach them together. They had to cut the opening of the jar. They made the lid and attached a coil under the lid to prevent from slipping off. They created something to attach to the lid. Some students chose to engrave the base of the jar. They antiqued them with watered down black paint and then added gold or silver paint with a sponge. They turned out amazing! I would buy these!