Are your kids fascinated with ancient Egypt?
I remember loving learning about it as a child. Now Lexi too is enjoying it.
Lexi’s favourite homeschool curriculum is Story of The World. It offers an in-depth history of the ancient world, with a large section on ancient Egypt. It’s a great opportunity to combine learning with crafting!
We have been discussing the Middle Kingdom of Egypt and their invasion of Nubia. So it was only fitting that we made our own Nubian gold bracelets.
Nubia was an ancient region in northeastern Africa. It extended from the Nile River valley (near the first cataract in Upper Egypt) eastward to the shores of the Red Sea, southward to about Khartoum (in what is now Sudan), and westward to the Libyan Desert.
The fabled land of Nubia (whose name means ‘gold’) was famous in ancient times for its supplies of the precious metal, and intricate craftsmanship.
Most of the jewelry made in Nubia were masterpieces of design and construction. They rivaled and often surpassed the jewelry made in Egypt.
It was for this reason that the Egyptians invaded Nubia.
Make Your Own Nubian Gold Bracelets
- Toilet paper rolls
- Gold paint
- Sticky gems
- Stickers, markers, etc.
- Cut the toilet paper rolls open.
- Cut the open toilet paper rolls in half.
- Paint gold and allow to dry.
- Embellish with sticky gems, stickers or drawings with markers.