Egyptian Amulet

Shall we make The Eye of Horus? Maybe a cat? How about an Ankh, or a scarab beetle??? Decorate an amulet with dots or symbols or any way you like... it's your ancient Egyptian charm!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We used natural dough for our amulets, you could easily make them with salt dough.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    After reading and learning some about Ancient Egypt amulets, Maddie chose to make an ankh, and Trev wanted to make a scarab beetle. We added a touch of water to our clay, to make it nice and sticky.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    They set to work!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Trev chose to make designs in his scarab... you could carve symbols, if you like.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Maddie's ankh didn't need a hole for hanging, but we put a hole in the beetle amulet, for stringing.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    When they had dried, the children painted them... Madeleine chose a gold metallic acrylic, and Trev chose blue (to resemble lapis!) and highlighted it with gold.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    We strung them, and now they can either be worn or hung proudly in our home!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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