Use this hieroglyphic writing craft for your unit on ancient Egypt. Children will make their own stone tablet using self-hardening dough or clay and carve out hieroglyphs onto it. ■Sand dough, salt dough or self-hardening clay
■Plastic spoon, plastic knife or
■Clear acrylic sealer or decoupage medium (optional)
Edible Sand Dough Recipe 2 TBSP white flour 1/4 cup cornmeal 1 TBSP salt 1TBSP oil 1 TBSP cream of tartar Water: I added 1/4 cup of boiling water to some colors and less than 1/4 cup of boiling water to other colors. The kids loved both but the lesser water makes the dough grittier. Kool-Aid: Again the entire envelope ( 2 tsp) for an intense color and half the envelope for a more subtle color and scent.