Draw Your Own Cartouche: Personalized Hieroglyphics
Ancient Egypt is a fascinating topic for kids and adults alike, particularly hieroglyphs, the writing system used by the ancient Egyptians. Has your child ever wondered what her name would look like written in hieroglyphs? Bring history to life by helping her create her own cartouche like the Egyptians did thousands of years ago. The Egyptians used cartouches, or oval enclosures, to outline the names of pharaohs and queens and set them apart from other hieroglyphs.
What You Need:
- Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
- Computer with Internet connection for accessing the hieroglyph reference sheet