How to make a pharaoh's headdress

Updated February 21, 2017

Add a nice finishing touch to an Egyptian pharaoh costume with a headdress. Make your own and you can not only save money, but also be in control of the design. Whether for a Halloween costume or school play, this craft is inexpensive and easy. Even the kids can get in on this costume craft.

Cut two 7.5-cm (3-inch) wide pieces of craft foam.

Staple the pieces together at one end. Wrap them around the person's head. It will overlap a little. Staple it closed, forming a band or circle. Remove any excess material.

Cut about 15 cm (6 inches) of the wired ribbon. Tie knots into the ends of the ribbon. This will be your snake symbol for your pharaoh headdress. Take two red jewels and fabric glue. Glue the red jewels in place for the eyes.

Cut out a tongue for the snake from the red construction paper. It can be as long or short as you want. Glue the paper to the snake symbol. Staple the finished snake to the craft foam headband.

Cut a 50-cm (20-inch) circle from your metre of fabric. This will be your headdress so the fabric can be any colour you choose.

Staple the fabric circle to the front of the headband. It should fall over the top of the person's head.

Things You'll Need

  • Craft foam (enough to wrap around your head)
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Wire ribbon
  • Two red plastic jewels
  • Fabric glue
  • Red construction paper
  • 1 metre of fabric
  • Measuring tape
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Meredith Burgio began writing professionally in 2010. She has written for "VOX" magazine, "RELEVANT Magazine" and "Jefferson City Magazine." Burgio has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.