How to Make a Pharaoh's Beard

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The beard is an important detail of the Pharaoh's costume.
The beard is an important detail of the Pharaoh's costume. (Image: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Egyptian costumes have long been a popular option for any dress up party or costume event. When dressing up as an Egyptian Pharaoh, the beard is an important detail but is also quite easily constructed.

Things You'll Need

  • One Toilet Paper Tube
  • One Ball of Black Wool
  • PVA Glue
  • Glue Spreader
  • Scissors

Spread a layer of the PVA glue evenly all over the cardboard toilet paper roll tube. Don't worry about its white color as it will dry clear.

Starting at the base of the roll, wind the black wool around it without leaving any gaps all the way up to the top. Make sure the wool sticks evenly and there are no pieces dangling off.

Pierce two small holes at the top of the tube on opposite sides with your scissors, around two centimeters from the rim. Leave the beard to stand for two hours until it dries.

Measure a length of the black wool long enough to go round the back of your head over your ears and have both ends meet just past the base of your chin. Push one end of the wool through a hole in the tube and tie a knot in the end to secure it. Repeat this with the other end of the wool.

Put the beard upon your chin, wrapping the strap behind your ears to hold it on. Now survey your kingdom as almighty Pharaoh.

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