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Ancient Egyptian Cobra Mobile

By April 27, 2014May 16th, 2015No Comments

Invite your children to create these fun, colorful spinning paper snake mobiles!

Ancient EgyptianThe cobra was a significant royal symbol in ancient Egypt. Mummified cobras have been recovered from Egyptian tombs and the snake was also worn as jewelry, typically as arm bands. This exercise will allow your children to experience a slice of history while learning about the importance of snakes to Ancient Egypt.

This travel art can be done in:

  • Cars
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Hotel rooms


What you will need:

  • Printed Egyptian Cobra mobile activity sheet
  • A variety of colored pencils, felt tip markers or crayons
  • Safety scissors
  • A thin string to hang your mobile



  1. Cobra mobilePrint out the Egyptian Cobra mobile activity sheet.
  2. Put all drawing materials in a plastic lidded box ready for transporting. Give your children a tray to work on.
  3. Invite your children to color the cobra-you can use golds and browns to make it realistic, or make up your own fun color palette.
  4. Cut it out carefully with your safety scissors.
  5. Hang it from the tail with a thin string, attach it to the ceiling and watch it spin!


Imagination BoxDiane Pagan graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a fashion/textiles degree. She is a UK mom who is passionate about creativity, and she set up The Imagination Box to share her treasure trove of ideas and inspire families to bring more art into their lives. Connect with her and get more great ideas at

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