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Fun with Amulets: Magic Charms from Ancient Egypt
     

Fun with Amulets: Magic Charms from Ancient Egypt

by Diana Craig Patch, Diana C. Patch, Robin Rule (Illustrator), Carolyn Vaughan (Editor)
 
The ancient Egyptians believed that amulets, or charms, had magical powers that could bring protection, enhance certain characteristics, or grant wishes. With this marvelous kit, you can now create your own scarabs, ankhs, and other amulets and give presents of good luck to family and friends. The kit contains a flexible mold with twenty-four different amulet shapes a

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The ancient Egyptians believed that amulets, or charms, had magical powers that could bring protection, enhance certain characteristics, or grant wishes. With this marvelous kit, you can now create your own scarabs, ankhs, and other amulets and give presents of good luck to family and friends. The kit contains a flexible mold with twenty-four different amulet shapes a protective fish, the household god Bes, the mysterious wedjet-eye and others reproduced from ancientmolds excavated in Egypt, as well as three ounces of polymer clay in authentic Egyptian colors, plus all the materials you'll need to make earrings, pins, necklaces, magnets, and more. Included is a 64-page book that discusses the history, development, and symbolism of amulets, as well as giving detailed instructions for making the amulets, suggestions for projects using them, and even ancient spells to accompany them!

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Children's Literature - Dia Michels
The ancient Egyptians believed that amulets, or charms, had magical powers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has produced this kit for molding oven-bake clay into amulets based on magic charms from ancient Egypt. The amulets can then be made into magnets, earrings, bracelets, and rings (the accessories are enclosed) that may bring good luck or protection to family and friends. The kit was designed for children between 7 and 12 years old, but it provided hours of learning fun for our whole family, from our 5-year-old boy to 75-year-old grandparents. By the time we had cleaned up the project, we could proudly display our Papyrus Scepters (which helped protect mummies) and Scarabs (a symbol of rebirth). Complete with a 64-page book by the Egyptologist author that tells the history and mythology of each amulet, a mold with 24 amulet shapes, oven clay, and jewelry accessories, all you need is a bit of time and an oven.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670877614
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Edition description:
Book and Accessories
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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