HIEROGLYPHIC ALPHABET – Shape, Texture, Balance

Students use glue and salt coloured with chalk to create an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph.

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HIEROGLYPHIC ALPHABET – Shape, Texture, Balance


  • Crayola Coloured Chalka
  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Soft Paintbrushes
  • Pencils
  • Table Salt
  • Copy Paper - 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm (8 ½" x 11")


Step 1
  1. Draw the outline of the hieroglyph on the construction paper.
    - make it almost as tall as the paper
  2. Draw the alphabet letter it represents in one corner of the paper.
Step 2
  1. Fold a piece of copy paper in half short end to short end.
  2. Open the paper and place it on the tablewith the crease facing down.
  3. Pour a small mound of salt onto the paper.
  4. Slowly rub coloured chalk into the salt.
  5. Add more salt until you have about 2 tablespoons of coloured salt.
Step 3
  1. Use washable glue to outline the drawing.
  2. Draw directly with the glue.
  3. Fill in the alphabet letter with glue.
Step 4
  1. Fold the paper with the coloured salt in half.
  2. Gently sprinkle the coloured salt over the wet glue.
  3. Make sure to cover all the glue.
Step 5
  1. Gently shake the coloured salt off the construction paper and onto the salt paper.
  2. Make sure you do not touch the glue lines.
Step 6
  1. Repeat this process until all the glue is covered with coloured salt.
  2. Set the drawing aside to dry overnight.
Step 7
  1. Use a soft paintbrush to gently remove the chalk dust from the paper.
  2. Trim the paper to clean up the edges.
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