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Make a Hieroglyph Tablet | Art Activity

Make a Hieroglyph tablet inspired by the artwork

Make a Hieroglyph Tablet

Make a Hieroglyph Tablet

Title: Make a Hieroglyph Tablet

Overview: Make a Hieroglyph tablet inspired by the artwork

Themes: Printmaking

Artworks: Stele in the name of Tutankhamun, pharaoh of Egypt, Egyptian civilisation, Egypt, Abydos, About 1327 BCE, Pink granite, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Age Range: 6-12 years old

Activity Timing: 45 minutes 

Materials: Air-dry clay, Candle, Pencil, Ruler, Mirror, Scissors, Plastic table cover, Hieroglyphs template

 
Thinking Questions:
  • What do you see?
  • What do think these symbols represent?
  • Where do you think this artwork is from?

Instructions:

1. Cover your surface with a plastic cover
2. Use the hieroglyphs template to write your message
3. Use a mirror to help write your message backwards onto the candle
4. Use a pencil to carve the hieroglyphs onto the candle. Make sure to add pressure
5. Prepare a long piece of the Air-dry clay
6. Roll the candle along the clay to reveal your hieroglyphs message

You have created your very own hieroglyphs tablet!

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Make a Hieroglyph Tablet
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