Ancient Egyptian Collar or Necklace

Craft an easy ancient Egyptian collar or necklace out of a paper plate.
Egyptian Collar craft

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Poster paint or acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 1. Position a large paper plate bottom side up.
Step 2 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 2. To make an opening for the neck, find a round object to trace (about 4 ½ to 6 inches in diameter). Place it at the center of the paper plate and move it upwards until it is just about an inch from the top edge of the plate. Trace around the object to mark out the circle.
Step 3 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 3. Cut a vertical slit from the top edge of the plate to the round outline.
Step 4 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft Ask for an adult's help4. Proceed to cut along the round outline.
Step 5a Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 5. Try on the collar or necklace.
Step 5b Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft *If the opening is too small, you may trim the ends of the collar. You may also widen the circle if it feels too tight around the neck.
Step 6 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 6. Once you are happy with the collar's fit, paint it gold.
Step 7 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 7. Ancient Egyptian collars are usually made up of rows of colored beads. To simulate this effect, paint short strokes to form each row or layer of "beads". The strokes need not be perfectly uniform. You can even finger paint or use a cotton swab to apply paint.
Step 8 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 8. Continue painting short strokes of color until you have completed a row.
Step 9 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 9. Paint more rows of colors until you have decorated the entire collar.
Step 10 Egyptian Collar or Necklace craft 10. Once the paint dries, try on your Egyptian collar. You may complete your costume by making a pair of Egyptian bracelets and some interesting headwear such as a Pharaoh headdress or an Ancient Egyptian Headband.

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