Pharaoh Headdress

Make this wearable paper pharaoh headdress while learning about ancient Egypt.
Pharaoh headdress craft


  • A4 or Letter size printable cardstock
  • Crayons or any water-based paint (e.g. poster
    paint, tempera, acrylic paint)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brush


Step 1 Pharaoh Headdress craft 1. Print out this Pharaoh headdress template.

*If you chose to print out the colored template, you can go directly to Step 4.
Step 2 Pharaoh Headdress craft 2. Color or paint the template.
Step 3 Pharaoh Headdress craft 3. Look at the pair of identical side template pieces. You don't need to color or paint the area above the dotted lines on these templates.
Step 4 Pharaoh Headdress craft 4. Cut out the three template pieces.
Step 5 Pharaoh Headdress craft 5. Cut a pair of slits following the dotted lines at the lower corners of the main headdress.
Step 6 Pharaoh Headdress craft 6. Take one of the side template pieces and apply glue on the entire area above the dotted line.
Step 7 Pharaoh Headdress craft 7. Lift up the flap on one corner of the main headdress. Position the side template piece under the flap. The dotted line on the side template should be aligned with the lower edge of the headdress flap.
Step 8 Pharaoh Headdress craft 8. Press down on the flap to fix the side template in place.
Step 9 Pharaoh Headdress craft 9. Repeat Steps 6 to 8 to attach the other side template piece.
Step 10 Pharaoh Headdress craft 10. Cut out a long strip of construction paper long enough to go around your head. Glue one end onto the excess strip on the headdress.
Step 11 Pharaoh Headdress craft 11. Glue the other end of the strip on the opposite side to create a band that fits on your head. You may paint this band if you like.
Step 12 Pharaoh Headdress craft 12. Try on your grand Pharaoh headdress!