Many adults and children find the art of ancient Egyptians fascinating and entertaining. When planning Egyptian craft activities at home or in a classroom, all you need are a few ideas and some inexpensive supplies. Adjust the difficulty of each craft depending on the age of the person constructing the craft. Always have adult supervision around to help young children with any craft project.
For simple crafts, print several pictures of pyramids and Egyptian masks. Colour the pictures using paint, markers and colours. For added decoration, use glitter pens, rhinestones, stickers and stamps to decorate the pictures. Adults or older children can use a hot glue gun to glue feathers, beads or small plastic mummies or other Egyptian-related toys to the picture. Glue the pictures on a large poster board along with the other accessories to create an Egyptian collage.
Build a sugar cube pyramid using several boxes of sugar cubes and glue. Use a paper plate as the base and stack the sugar cubes to make a pyramid. You could also use white frosting instead of glue to make an edible craft. Paint the pyramid with gold paint and decorate with black paint pens. Another option for making the pyramid is a flat, square cereal. Stack the squares flat on construction paper in a pyramid shape and glue into place. With this option, you can decoration around the pyramid by drawing Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Wrap inexpensive fashion dolls with toilet paper to create a mummy. After wrapping one layer with toilet paper, use a spray bottle to spray the toilet paper and shape the toilet paper around the doll. Add two or three layers to make sure the doll is covered. For another option, cover an empty toilet paper roll with a few layers of toilet paper. Leave a small space at the top of the roll to attach two googly eyes to create the mummy's eyes.
Make an easy Egyptian mask craft by spray-painting a plastic mask with gold paint. Plastic masks are inexpensive and available at most craft stores. Decorate the mask with paint, glitter pens, markers and stickers. Make a large Egyptian mask by adding cardboard or gold card stock to the outside of the mask to create an Egyptian pharaoh mask. Roll a piece of poster board into the shape of a cone and tape it closed. Spray or colour the cone gold and attach it to the chin of the mask.
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