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Explore ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! Invent a secret code and make an authentic-looking cartouche.
Hieroglyphics, an ancient Egyptian system of writing, began around 3000 BCE. At first, pictures (ideograms) represented words. With Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, have students write a short message using only pictures. Ask students what they think of this way to communicate? Later, Egyptians used symbols to represent ideas and sounds. This was very difficult to learn, so only a few scribes could read and write. Students try making a code for each alphabet letter. Then write their name using the code.
Sculpt a nameplate. Egyptians used their symbols on cartouches--oval frames that were royal nameplates. Here’s one way to make a cartouche. Students shape Crayola Model Magic into a flat oval. Poke a hole at the top of the cartouche with a straw. Air-dry the cartouche overnight.
Paint the cartouche. Cover the art area with newspaper. Paint the cartouche with gold Crayola Premier Tempera paint. Air-dry.
Students add their name. Egyptians wrote with soot and a sharpened reed. To try a similar method, have students cut the end of a straw into a V. Write the coded name on the cartouche in black paint. Air-dry.
Become instant royalty! Cut yarn long enough to make a necklace. Tape the ends together to wear it.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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