How to Make an Egyptian Headdress

egyptian slave image by jimcox40 from

Things You'll Need

  • Card stock paper
  • Markers
  • Glitter glue
  • Paint pens
  • Plastic jewels
  • Masking tape

Bring lessons about ancient Egyptian history to life by offering kids a craft that is related to the subject. For example, when learning about Queen Nefertiti, you can show the children how they can make an Egyptian headdress that looks just like the one she wore thousands of years ago in Egypt.

Cut out a trapezoid from card stock paper that measures 30 inches on the top side, 20 inches on the bottom side and 12 inches on the left and right sides.

Decorate one side of the paper using markers, glitter glue and paint pens. Use photos of ancient Egyptian headdresses for inspiration.


Glue on plastic jewels and let the decorations dry completely.


Bring the ends of the trapezoid together to form a tapered cylinder and tape them together.


Place the Egyptian headdress onto your head with the wide side facing upward.



  • Recycle old buttons and beads as jewels for the headdress.


  • Don't use heavy decorations that will pull away from the paper when the headdress is worn.