My girls are all about the art projects these days, so of course, we had to do something to go along with our study of Ancient Egypt. I found the idea for this project on the Crayola website and modified it for the supplies we had on hand.
1. Draw a horizon line and paint the background. I put out three colors of tempera for the sand (orange, yellow, brown) and three colors for the sunset (blue, red, purple). I encouraged the girls to load their brushes with more than one color at a time. We also used an old toothbrush to create some texture for the sand.
2. Cut pyramids, palm trees, or whatever you like from cardboard. Paint with watercolors for nice, muted sunset-y color.
3. When your background and cardboard pieces are dry, do some gluing. Add a couple camels cut from black paper, too, if you like!
4. Enjoy your Egyptian masterpieces!