Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hieroglyphic Scrolls

This week in history we have been learning about the first writing. Today the children made some Egyptian hieroglyphic scrolls.

As a warm up we experimented with markers to see what types of different lines we could make.

Next we tried out some inks with brushes and nib pens to see what marks we could make.

Then we used some long sheets of paper to make the scrolls. Firstly we used markers to make and decorate a border. R then used a nib pen, whilst L used a marker, to put in the hieroglyphs. We used an Egyptian picture symbol to represent each letter in our names. 

Next we used fine brushes to paint in coloured inks.

Finally we made ends for the scrolls from tightly rolled paper. Once rolled up they were tied with some old lace.

By L

By R

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