Ancient pharaohs were known for wearing a headdress called a "nemes" when out in public. Creating a pharaoh headdress for your child is easy to do and can be used for a Halloween costume, school party, or for pretend play. By creating this unusual headpiece with your child, you can help them discover an interest in ancient Egyptian history.
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Poster board
- Aluminium foil
- Striped fabric, 60 by 75 cm (24 by 30 inches)
Measure the circumference of your child's head. Cut out a 4-cm (1.5-inch) wide piece of poster board that is 5 cm (2 inches) longer than the circumference. Staple the ends together to create a headband.
Cut out a 30-cm (1-foot) long cobra snake shape from the cardboard. The cobra was a symbol of magical animal powers. Cover the snake in aluminium foil and bend the head of the snake forward.
Staple the cobra to the headband you already created.
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