When you are teaching children about methods of communication from thousands of years ago, it may surprise the kids to discover that one way people communicated was by sending a written message in the form of a scroll. Scrolls were often created out of parchment or fabric. You can create a more interactive lesson by making your own ancient-looking fabric scroll using a few basic materials that can be purchased from any fabric or craft supply store.
Things You'll Need
- Linen fabric
- Hot glue stick
- Hot glue gun
- 2 wooden dowels, 1/2 inch thick, 14 inches long
Cut a piece of linen fabric using scissors to measure 12 inches wide, 24 inches long.
Insert a hot glue stick into a hot glue gun and then plug the hot glue gun into a wall outlet to heat up for 10 minutes.
Place the linen fabric rectangle horizontally onto a table top and squeeze a line of hot glue along the right and left edges.
Press a wooden dowel at each hot glue-covered edge. Allow the hot glue to cool and harden for two minutes.
Curl both wooden dowels towards the center of the fabric rectangle until they meet.