Use materials from around the house to make a quick and easy Ancient Roman toga and more

By Rachel Hayward | 04 August 2010
Photo showing a boy wearing a make and do Ancient Roman costume and carrying a scroll

© Rachel Hayward

Studying the Ancient Romans? We've put together a quick and easy 'How to make an Ancient Roman toga and more' for your pupils. Actually, it's really a tunic and toga you'll be making but everyone searches for 'toga' so we're succumbing to popular key words.

Our toga make and do is totally child-friendly as it's on our kids' site Show Me. There's no sewing involved and pupils can use materials from around the house - perfect for busy parents everywhere!

We based our make and do snake bracelet on an actual Ancient Roman Period object from the museum collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. We've included a link to the Museum's snake bracelet in the feature so that pupils can see the real thing and find out more about it.

We've also included links to related objects on the British Museum's website in its Young explorers' section.

There are more make and do ideas to try out on the Topic Pages of Show Me.

Good luck with your Ancient Roman project - and we'd love to see some photos and feature you. You and your class can get in touch via Show Me.

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