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EASY Ancient Egypt Papyrus Paper History Craft for Kids

If you are learning about the Ancient Egpytians for kids, you will love this fun, hands-on papyrus paper craft. This Ancient Egyptian Craft is not only a fun way to learn about the earliest form of paper made from papyrus reeds, but also hieroglyphics with an Egyptian Civilization Art and Craft. Try this easy Egyptian crafts with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.

If you are learning about the Ancient Egpytians for kids, you will love this fun, hands-on papyrus paper craft. This Ancient Egyptian Craft is not only a fun way to learn about the earliest form of paper made from papyrus reeds, but also hieroglyphics with an Egyptian Civilization Art and Craft. Try this easy Egyptian crafts with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.

Papyrus Paper Craft

This simple papyrus paper craft allows kids to dive into a fun study about Egyptians for kids. I love using arts and crafts to make history come alive for kids. Young children from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 learn so much better by doing. This simple egypt activity will create a lasting impression of one of the most famous ancience civilizations – the pyramid builders! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this fun egyptian project for kids. Plus all you need are a couple simple materials to try this children’s project on ancient egypt! 

yellow paper flour water medium bowl baking sheet foil markers or paint to make a picture or heiroglphics

Ancient Egypt for Kids

All you need to try this fun Egypt Craft for kids are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand:

  • yellow paper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • medium bowl
  • baking sheet
  • foil
  • markers or paint to make a picture or heiroglphics

papyrus paper activity

Ancient Egyptian Craft

In tihis fun history for kids project you can make our own papyrus paper activity!  In a medium bowl mix 1 cup flour and 2 cups of water.

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Egyptian Civilization Art and Craft

We cut several sheets of unlined light yellow paper into squares.

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Hieroglyphics craft

Dip the yellow squares into the flour mixture and lay them on an aluminum-lined pan horizontally. Repeat and slightly overlap the next one.

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Egyptian Crafts

Then we repeated laying squares down overlapping the preious row and the one before them until we had a sheet of our parchment paper.

children's project on ancient egypt

Papyrus Paper Activity

Lay aluminum foil over the top and roll with rolling pin; some of the flour and water mixture will seep out the side. Now put your pan in the sun to dry.

Ancient Egyptian Craft

Children’s project on ancient egypt

When dry, pull it off the foil pan carefully and see the crisscross pattern – that is what papyrus made by ancient Egyptians looked like.  You can trim the edges if you like.

Hieroglyphics craft

History Craft

Now it’s time to decorate your papyrus scroll. You can add some hieroglyphics if you like. Hieroglphics are an ancient form of writing with over 1000 distinct characters. The ancient Egyptians believed that writing was invented by the god Thoth and called their hieroglyphic script “mdju netjer” (“words of the gods”). Hieroglyphs were invented by Egyptians around 3100 B.C.

scarab beetle drawing on papyrus paper project

History activities for kids

Of ir you prefer you can use markers or paint to create an Egyptian picture on it. You can make the great pyramids, Sphynx, pharoah, King Tut’s burial mask, an elaborate sarcophagus, one of the Egyptian gods like Anubis, a black cat, scarab beetle, map of Ancient Egypt, and more!

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Ancient Egypt Activities

   

Ancient Egypt Books for Kids

  • Ancient Egypt – Tales of gods and Pharaohs. This book tells tales of Egypt with pictures in the typical style we associate with Ancient Egyptian writings which is such a fun way to learn more about their culture.
  • This lovely Everything Ancient Egypt book includes stunning photographs and intersting information.
  • Kids will love the see-through part of this Mummies book. The price has gone up since we got it, try to get it used!
  • High School students will enjoy Unwrapping the Pharaohs which gives great crossover on how Egyptian archaeology confirms the Biblical timeline.
  • My kids enjoy this series and the If I were a Kid in Ancient Egypt is a great way for kids to understand what life would have been like for them.
  • Our family loves Gail Biggons books. This Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs is another great way to read through with kids to learn about this fascinating period of history!
  • Curious Kids Guides ANCIENT EGYPT by Philip Steele answers kids most pressing questions with simple, but accurate explanation and illustrations.
  • One of my kids favorites was this sticker book on Ancient Egypt. I loved that it included actual images plus illustrations and information too.

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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