The first step in this lesson is to read about the art of Egypt and really examine the different characteristics and their use of symbols. I have the students draw out a design on a small sheet of paper, giving them the option of being realistic or more abstract. These designs are then transferred onto a larger paper four times creating a symmetrically balanced composition. I had the students color in the symbols and figures with marker, then the background was filled in with gold paint. We then created a border around the entire composition using styrofoam stamps of a heiroglyphic.