How to Make a Fabric Scroll

Make a fabric scroll using basic craft materials.
Make a fabric scroll using basic craft materials. (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

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
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue stick
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 wooden dowels, 1/2 inch thick, 14 inches long

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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.

Tips & Warnings

  • Write on the fabric scroll using paint or ink pens.
  • Keep hot glue away from children as it can cause serious burns on skin.


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