Ancient Egypt Crafts

Here's our collection of fun, original craft ideas for children to accompany your Ancient Egypt exploration at home or at school. You should find something for all ages and interests!

Ancient Egypt Salt Dough Amulets

Ancient Egypt Salt Dough Amulets

An amulet is a small object that a person wears or carries for luck or protection. In Ancient Egypt, amulets were also used in jewellery and were wrapped up within a mummy's bandages to ensure a good afterlife.

Ancient Egypt Salt Dough Cartouches

Ancient Egypt Salt Dough Cartouches

In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche was an oval with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name - rather like a name plate! They were found attached to coffins and also on the jewellery of pharaohs.

Canopic Jars Craft

Canopic Jars Craft

During the mummification process the organs were removed from the corpse and placed in special containers called canopic jars. Have a go at a crafty version of the process!

Cat Statue Craft

Cat Statue Craft

Try our cat statue craft for a study of Ancient Egypt (Egyptians worshipped cats and sometimes mummified a pharaoh's cats to be buried with him

Collar Necklace Craft

Collar Necklace Craft

Rich Ancient Egyptians often wore elaborate collar necklaces. Kids can make and wear their own with this fun craft idea!

Crook Craft

Crook Craft

The crook and flail were symbols of office for the Egyptian pharaohs. The flail symbolised the pharaoh's role as provider of food for his people while the crook symbolised his role as the shepherd of his people.

Flail Craft

Flail Craft

This old-fashioned agricultural threshing tool (used to separate the grain from the husks) was, together with the crook, a symbol of office for the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

Model Pyramids

Model Pyramids

Use our pyramid net to make your own simple model of the pyramids of Ancient Egypt.

You will need:

Yellow card Sand paper Glue

Mummified Fashion Doll

Mummified Fashion Doll

This craft activity was a big hit in our house. Just take one suitable doll –- any fashion doll is ideal. Then wrap them in a layer of white toilet paper. When covered spray lightly with water using a spray mister, and press the toilet paper around the doll.

Nekhbet Pendant Craft

Nekhbet Pendant Craft

Nekhbet was the vulture goddess of Ancient Egypt. She was patron of the Pharaoh's and they often wore jewellery with her image. Kids can make their own pendant as we show below.

Paper Plate Beetle Craft

Paper Plate Beetle Craft

Quick and easy and great for younger children, this paper plate beetle is a super minibeasts craft idea and a useful way of teaching legs and pincers. Instructions below. Also useful as a scarab beetle for an Ancient Egypt theme.

Pharaoh's Headdress

Pharaoh's Headdress

Dress up as Pharaoh by making this pharaoh's headdress craft for kids. Great for an Ancient Egypt theme or perhaps for Bible studies.

Sugar Lump Pyramid

Sugar Lump Pyramid

This sugar lump pyramid is a really easy craft. Just take one box of sugar lumps (sugar cubes) and build a pyramid!

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You can download the pattern to make this Ancient Egyptian sword here (leaving Activity Village)

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