How to Make an Egyptian Headdress

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are teaching children about Ancient Egyptian history, you can teach the lessons more effectively by giving the kids a craft that is related to the learning materials. For example, when learning about Queen Nefertiti, you can show the children how they can make an Egyptian headdress that looks just like the one Queen Nefertiti wore thousands of years ago in Egypt. You can make an Egyptian headdress with common art supplies sold at craft stores.

Cut out a trapezoid from card stock paper to measure 30 inches on the top side, 20 inches on the bottom side and 12 inches on the left and right sides.

Decorate one side of the shape using markers, glitter glue and paint pens.

Press plastic jewels onto the wet glitter glue. Let the decorations dry completely.

Wrap the trapezoid around, taping the sides together to form a tapered cylinder.

Place the Egyptian headdress onto your head with the wide side facing upward.

Things You'll Need

  • Card stock paper
  • Markers
  • Glitter glue
  • Paint pens
  • Plastic jewels
  • Masking tape
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