How to Make a Pharaoh's Headdress

By Meredith Burgio
Pharaoh headdresses make classic Egyptian costumes.

Add a finishing touch to an Egyptian pharaoh costume with a headdress. Make your own to save money and control its design. Whether for a Halloween costume or school play, this craft is inexpensive and simple enough for kids to make, with a little adult supervision.

Cut two 3-inch wide pieces of craft foam to make a band. Staple the pieces together at one end. Wrap them around the person's head. The foam overlaps a little. Staple or tape the band closed with masking tape. Remove any excess foam.

Cut about 6 inches of the wired ribbon. Tie knots into the ends of the ribbon. This makes the snake symbol for your pharaoh headdress. Take two red jewels and fabric glue. Glue the red jewels in place for the eyes.

Cut out a tongue for the snake from the red construction paper. It can be as long or short as you want. Glue the paper to the snake symbol. Staple the finished snake to the craft foam headband.

Cut a 20-inch circle from your 1 yard of fabric. This will be your headdress so the fabric can be any color you choose.

Staple the fabric circle to the front of the headband. It should fall over the top of the person's head.

About the Author

Meredith Burgio began writing professionally in 2010. She has written for "VOX" magazine, "RELEVANT Magazine" and "Jefferson City Magazine." Burgio has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.