How to Make an Egyptian House

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A model of an Egyptian house can be created from basic craft materials.
A model of an Egyptian house can be created from basic craft materials. (Image: monuments of egypt image by SdoubleU from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

If you are teaching Egyptian history to students, it can be difficult to retain their attention without providing them with interactive projects. One activity that will capture your students attention, and will inspire them to study Egyptian culture on their own, is to create a traditional Egyptian house. To make an Egyptian house, it is important to abide by a series of steps that will ensure that the dwelling will resemble one that an ancient Egyptian would have lived in.

Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Masking tape

Cut nine pieces of cardboard. Cut one piece to measure 6 inches wide by 8 inches long, which will be the base. Cut two pieces to measure 4 inches wide by 6 inches long, which will be the roof and back of the first floor. Cut two pieces to measure 4 inches wide by 4 inches long, which will be the sides of the first floor. Cut two pieces to measure 2 inches wide by 4 inches long, which will be the roof and back of the top floor. Cut two pieces to measure 1 inch wide by 2 inches long, which will be the sides of the top floor.

Tape the piece together using masking tape.

In a bowl, combine two cups of flour and one cup of water. Mix well with a spoon.

Spread the mixture over the entire structure.

Allow the Egyptian house structure to air dry before displaying it.

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