Rainy day activity: Egyptian mummy pencil case

Egyptian mummy pencil case craft

Inspired by our new book Unfolding Journeys: Secrets of the Nile/Wonders of Egypt, we've decided to get colourful and make our own Egyptian mummy pencil case! We've got the templates sorted, so it's down to you to pick your colours! Follow the simple step-by-step guide below. Don’t forget to ask for an adult’s help when using the scissors.

You will need:

  • A4 white paper
  • A printer
  • Colouring pencils or felt-tip pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step one

Print out both the lid and base templates for your pencil case onto A4 paper.

Step two

Gather your equipment!

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Step three

Using your colouring pencils or felt-tip pens, colour in the shapes and patterns on both of the templates. Use as many colours as possible to make your pencil case really stand out!

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Step four

Ask an adult to help you use the scissors and cut out both templates.

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Step five

Turn over both the lid and the base and fold along the dotted lines of each template, pressing down to secure the creases.

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Step six

Glue along each fold on both sets of templates.

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Step seven

Put pens, pencils and any other stationery into the base, cover with the lid and you’re ready to use your pencil case!

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Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.

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