Friday, 15 June 2012

Egyptian Cartouche (Name Tag)

The Ancient Egyptian alphabet is an amazing invention. I constantly see kids enthralled with it year after year. When carving a wall with hieroglyphs, to separate people from normal language, Egyptians used circle the word with a symbol known now as a cartouche. These cartouches were reserved primarily for men and women of influence.


You can either go for a monochrome look or try and make the letters colouful, which I think they were like. Make sure you tell the kids to sketch out the letters first as many can be difficult. 

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