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The Ancient Egyptians made special paper out of papyrus, a weed which grew along the Nile, by weaving it together and beating it with water. Have a go at making your own papyrus paper from a paper bag and decorate with a message in hieroglyphs. See the instructions below.

How To Make Papyrus with Brown Paper Bags - Ancient Egypt Unit

Find out some more about papyrus, the "Gift of the Nile",