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Perseus craft
Perseus Toilet Paper Roll Craft

contributed by Leanne Guenther

This is a fun and simple color, cut and paste paper craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give it a three dimensional effect.

Perseus is the Greek hero who beheaded Medusa (the Gorgon with the hair of snakes).  He received many gifts from Athena and the nymphs to help him defeat Medusa.  His helmet gave him invisibility and his winged sandals allowed him to travel very quickly.  Anyone who looked at Medusa would be turned to stone -- so Perseus looked at her using his mirrored shield and as soon as he had beheaded her, he popped her head in a sack.

Perseus used Medusa's severed head to turn the cruel King Polydectes to stone in order to save his mother Danae from having to marry him.  (the generic mermaid, king and queen crafts in the can be used to represent a nymph, Polydectes and Danae if you would like all the characters).




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