How to make an Egyptian pharaoh hat

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How to make an Egyptian pharaoh hat
Recreate an Egyptian pharaoh headdress for your child. (Getty Creative)

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
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Striped fabric, 60 by 75 cm (24 by 30 inches)

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Staple the cobra to the headband you already created.

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