Design a Sarcophagus

In Ancient Egypt, a sarcophagus was usually the external layer of protection for a royal mummy, with several layers of similar shaped coffins nested within. Some of the layers were often highly decorative, and even made of gold or silver.

Sarcophagus of Pharaoh Merenptah
Sarcophagus of Pharaoh Merenptah

Print out our blank sarcophagus and cut out the shape. Now do a Google image search to get some ideas for your design. Perhaps your child could divide the sarcophagus into sections and draw one of their hobbies or interests in each section? Or you could use Egyptian hieroglyphics as inspiration.

Replica of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus
Replica of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus

Colour, cut out and laminate if you wish, or paste to the top of a cardboard box and protect with white (PVA) glue or varnish.

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