I found a $1.25 orange action figure that was just the right size if we popped off his cheaply made arms. The boys loved this! Then we set up to cover them with strips of paper. I had just done a printing of their grammar books for next year so these strips of paper were throw aways. The flour costs little to nothing as well as the water. So it was an inexpensive adventure at $3.75 in total.
Next after a short demo, the boys were off and paper mache'ing
A close up of their fine workmanship.
The finished product.
The little silver gun came with the action figure. The sarcophoguses we purchased from Dover.