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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples Click for more

1. Ancient Egypt: 3000 B.C. - 300 B.C. (cc)

01. Ancient Egypt: 3000 B.C. - 300 B.C. (cc)

"Highly Recommended. Viewers are shown how to create six items with an Ancient Egypt theme, including a cobra pencil-topper, hieroglyphic prints, a collar and cuffs, a potpourri mummy, a papyrus fan, and an Egyptian print project. Presenters from a variety of ethnic backgrounds introduce the projects. Each is preceded by a materials list, and each step of the project is shown clear and sequentially; also, as the projects are introduced, their connection to Ancient Egyptian history is briefly explained." -School Library Journal
Five projects that date back to the days of the early Egyptians. Projects include: Cobra Pen Topper - The asp or Egyptian cobra is the smallest and most common type of cobra. Cobras were often used as a subject for jewelry and decorative items in ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphics - This is a form of picture writing. Hieroglyphics are small pictures that represent words, actions or ideas. There were over 700 letters but no vowels. Collar and Cuffs - Jewelry was an important part of the dress of ancient Egypt. Particularly the nobility adorned themselves with beautiful symmetrical collars of metal and precious stones and beautiful bangles and cuffs. Potpourri Mummy - Egypt is known for both their pyramids, the final resting place for those that have died and also their means of preserving bodies as mummies. The body was wrapped in strips of cloth and anointed with various oils and scents. Papyrus Fan - The word "paper' derives from the word papyrus. Papyrus is a triangular reed that grows along the bank of the Nile. Egyptians cut the reeds and laid them side-by-side. Then a second layer was placed over the top at right angles. This was then placed between fabrics and pressed between stones for about 6 days. 05/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Timeline: A Short History of Time

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