Make elegant objects based on priceless relics from ancient Mexico and Egypt. The past comes beautifully to life as kids explore these vanished empires with more than a dozen hands-on projects. Text and photos introduce the stepped temples, stone calendars, and feathered shields of the Aztecs, as well as the pyramids, mummies, and hieroglyphics of the Egyptians. Easy, step-by-step instructions help young artists make gifts, masks, games, jewelry, and more using inexpensive materials.
Author Biography: Gillian Chapman, author of Crafts from the Past: the Aztecs, and Crafts from the Past: the Egyptians, as well as Art from Sand & Earth (Raintree/Steck Vaughn) lives in England.