Make Your Own Papyrus

Make Your Own Papyrus

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Item #: 032264
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What could be a more appropriate activity to accompany your study of Ancient Egypt than making your own papyrus? This kit includes instructions and enough strips of Egyptian papyrus stem to create one sheet of papyrus. The process takes several days, and a lot of soaking, but when you're done, you can use your sheet of authentic papyrus for your own unique Egyptian work of art, or a scroll! Please note that this kit does have a distinctive salty, dried-plant "aroma" which may be more offensive to some noses than others. ~ Jess

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3.5" x 9.25" x 1.62"
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Heard great things about this product! Fun to do!
Irina K on Dec 8, 2022
I'm teaching a graduate course on history of the book to 1450. This is a great tool/
Lori D on Nov 8, 2022
Heard great things about this product! Fun to do!
Irina K on Dec 8, 2022
I'm teaching a unit about Ancient Egypt and I think hands on activities are invaluable. I will use this with my students.
Kate W on Nov 16, 2022
I'm teaching a graduate course on history of the book to 1450. This is a great tool/
Lori D on Nov 8, 2022
We got this for my son to complete a school project.
Sara K on Nov 15, 2021
For a science fair project.
ioane o on Nov 5, 2021
to go along with ancient history
Taj M on Sep 4, 2021
This will be an interesting look into Egyptian history and the history and evolution of writing and art
James C on Jul 29, 2021
I'm interested in having the kids experience as much authentic information as possible to help history come alive
Andrea S on Jul 11, 2021
Looking to incorporate some hands on activity in our ancient history studies this next school year.
Tonya L on Jun 13, 2021
Camp activity about Egypt
Beth B on May 17, 2021
We are doing a unit on ancient Egypt!
Shannon W on May 1, 2021
We are doing a school unit on Egypt
Michael D on Mar 3, 2021
We are doing a unit on Ancient Egypt for our 7th grade homeschooler
Genetixgal on Feb 20, 2021
for our 5th grade Waldorf homeschool Ancient Egyptian block.
Karen F on Jan 15, 2021
You cannot find this toolkit anywhere! My son is 6 and desperately wants to make his own papyrus. We even bought some papyrus plants - however it arrived super small - so I think it will take ages for them to produce strong stems. Thank you for making this available for all the young kids who enjoy experimenting and handmade produce:)<br /><br />Greetings from Europe!
Andrea K on Dec 18, 2020
adding hands-on activities to our history studies
User on Dec 2, 2020
Egyptian school project
Bonnie D on Nov 14, 2020
Just what we needed for homeschool unit on ancient Egypt, hands on learning, good price
Rebecca M on Oct 17, 2020
homeschool project
Theresa C on Oct 10, 2020
As activity for the ancient Egypt block
Iria D. on Sep 13, 2020
To go with an ancient history unit.
Hannah H on Sep 7, 2020
We are studying Egypt in a few weeks, and I thought this would be an excellent hands on activity.
Sarah C on Aug 28, 2020
We ordered this to go along with our homeschool lessons on Ancient Egypt.
Ashley F on Aug 26, 2020
I believe my students would enjoy making this as we study things about Ancient Egypt.
Octavia W on Aug 22, 2020
I'm excited to have found a way for my children to appreciate the ease with which their writing surfaces are provided them.
Rolf H on Aug 3, 2020
school project
Terri G on Jul 18, 2020
excited to do this with kids for a history unit we are doing on Egypt
Tracy S on Jul 4, 2020
I'm doing a unit study on ancient Egypt
Melissa M on Apr 7, 2020
We are studying Ancient Egyptians and just talked about hieroglyphics and cuneiform. My son was very interested in the process of making papyrus out of reeds. With being stuck at home, I figured this would be an enriching activity to solidify what they have learned.
Erin H on Mar 19, 2020
Educational project for my grandkids 7 & 5 year olds
Hersh K on Feb 12, 2020
Hoping to learn how to make papyrus by doing.
rick a on Sep 15, 2019
kids love hands on history
Aubrey B on Jul 30, 2019
for a diorama for a school project so we can show different stages of the papermaking process
Tonia s on Jun 10, 2019
sunday school craft
Sandra R on Jun 7, 2019
To go along with our study of ancient history
Julie K on May 2, 2019
school project
han t on Dec 18, 2018
Studying Ancient Egypt. Waldorf homeschool.
Tammy K on Nov 30, 2018
school project
Cynthia M on Oct 19, 2018
My daughter is studying the life of the ancient Egyptians.The text included a special section about the papyrus paper they made. I thought this kit would provide a fun hands-on project to help bring history to life.
Leslie G on Oct 2, 2018
home school project
Amy C on Sep 27, 2018
School project and could only afford one
Deborah M on Sep 20, 2018
activity for my students
benjamin c on Sep 14, 2018
To experiment on papyrus paper making with children in a Bible Day Camp this summer in the study of Joseph.
Eri K on Aug 4, 2018
We purchased this to help students visualize the papyrus making process from the Papyrus stem to the finished product.
Georgina G on Jun 16, 2018
School project
Andrew F on Mar 27, 2018
Papyrus making kit
Adrean J on Feb 27, 2018
class project
kryshon b on Dec 5, 2017
We are studying Egypt!
Elyse H on Nov 14, 2017
My son is learning about papyrus. This would be a fun activity.
Lisa C on Sep 13, 2017
School project
Cathy L on Sep 10, 2017
I'm teaching a unit about Ancient Egypt and I think hands on activities are invaluable. I will use this with my students.
Kate W on Nov 16, 2022
We got this for my son to complete a school project.
Sara K on Nov 15, 2021
How long does the papyrus take to dry?
Kara W on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The papyrus took a lot longer than we expected to dry. After the last rolling and removing the towels it was another 6 days to fully dry. A lot of shrinking happened which caused big spaces. My son had fun during the making process, but was disappointed with the end result. We ordered some "plan B" finished sheets just in case the process failed, and we're glad we did. He showed his finished piece, and then the other sheets to his class. I hope this helps you.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Sooooooo fun!
February 1, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
changed directions
my daugher and I were diligent with the directions until the pressing of the paper. we watched a you tube of a lady who said it didn't work at all the way the directions said. so we you tubed a lady in egypt who wove the wet reeds and pressed it with a vice for 6 days. So we used boards and smaller vices/carpenter clamps, and it was an exciting and fabulous result to make paper like the Egyptians did 1000's of years ago!!
December 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hands on Learning at its best!
I love the Papyrus kit. The reeds are longer than I thought they would be. They will make Hands on Learning so much fun for the kids. And the instructional page is easy reading. I was do impressed with your product I ordered a second kit.
March 15, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
We didn’t make it but used it as an example in the project of what each stage looks like.
July 10, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
I have always given good reviews but this will be my exception I did this project (tried) with my 10 year old After all the soaking & rolling we never did get a sheet of papyrus I followed the directions as I understood them but it just never turned out It was still a learning experience even though it didn't turn out I would like to suggest that people may want to spend their money on something else
September 18, 2009

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