Make yourself an Egyptian Style Art Deco head-dress
In the 1920s and 1930s the fashionable style was called Art Deco.
The people who designed and made Art Deco objects got their ideas from lots
of places, from nature, from ancient civilisations and other countries.
Make your own head-dress inspired by some of the objects in the V&A Art
Deco exhibition. Look at the fantastic objects and choose your favourite
shapes. You can colour and decorate Art Deco fans, birds and flowers and
construct a fabulous Egyptian style head-dress, like a pharaoh.
Follow the instructions and make your own fantastic head-dress.
You will need:
Stiff paper or card
Crayons, felt-tips or paints
Decorations such as foil, shiny paper, sequins etc
What to do:
1. Cut a piece of paper or card into
a strip about 5cms wide and
long enough to go around your
head. You might need to stick 2
pieces together to get a long
enough strip. Make sure there is
enough overlap to fasten the
ends together when you have
finished – but don’t stick the
ends together yet!
2. Choose the shapes you like best from the objects shown. You can print out
several pages of them and colour them in, or cut them out and use as
templates to cut shapes from coloured paper.
3. Stick your shapes on to the band, starting with the biggest. Stick some
shapes on to overlap the edges of the band.
4. When you have stuck on all your shapes, stick the ends of the headband
together so it fits comfortably on your head.
5. Wear your head-dress like an Egyptian pharaoh!