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 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!
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.
Look at examples of Egyptian murals to get your inspiration for these Ancient Egypt salt dough plaques.
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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!
Rich Ancient Egyptians often wore elaborate collar necklaces. Kids can make and wear their own with this fun craft idea!
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.
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.
Use our pyramid net to make your own simple model of the pyramids of Ancient Egypt.
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Yellow card Sand paper Glue
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.
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.
Dress up as Pharaoh by making this pharaoh's headdress craft for kids. Great for an Ancient Egypt theme or perhaps for Bible studies.