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This Community Coloring Page is a fun craft activity where students work together to create a life-sized reproduction of the Sphinx of Hatshepsut from Ancient Egypt! After assembling this collaboration poster, the final size of the poster will be 42 x 27”. The actual statue is 42 × 13 × 25”, but the size is a little smaller because of the perspective of the reference photograph. The original Egyptian sphinx statue is made out of limestone and repaired with plaster. There are twenty-one rectangles total for this cooperative grid project. The final pharaonic reproduction poster is great for a bulletin board display, hallway decoration, or an art history exhibit.
Students love working together as a community when they color this gigantic coloring book-style page in a group! Students with a positive mindset will grow as they collaborate and cooperate to create their painting reproduction. This coloring sheet art project is perfect for a one day lesson plan about teamwork focused on ancient Egyptian culture and or the history of mummies. This large coloring activity is also easy to leave with a substitute because the only preparation necessary is print all the pages and set out the art supplies. Use this activity for a memorable project about Egyptology, archaeology, or women’s history.
The Community Coloring Page of Sphinx of Hatshepsut is a downloadable PDF file. There are 26 printable pages designed for regular 11 x 8.5” printer paper or cardstock. 21 papers are for the artwork itself. There is a printable color reproduction of the masterpiece included. There are easy directions to print, which are perfect for substitutes and student-teachers. Additionally, there is a bonus coloring book page. The complete coloring sheet is so students can work independently on a small scale. This coloring book page is great for students who finish early, and it allows students to take home a copy of the artwork.
Hatshepsut’s sphinx was carved during the 17th Dynasty in the New Kingdom. This sphinx was probably originally made to flank an entrance at Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri in Egypt. Hatshepsut was a famous pharaoh who ruled ancient Egypt, and she was one of the few known female pharaohs. This coloring book activity would be fun to do during Women’s History Month.
For more gigantic coloring activities, check out by Diego Velazquez, George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn, RishiCoffin of Lady Rini Sarcophagus, Feminine Attempt #2 by Klaire Lockheart, and Countess Maria by Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.