Colosseum Craft

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Let’s take a trip to ancient Rome with a fun and Educational project – making a Paper Colosseum Craft with a Free Printable Template!¬†

The Colosseum, a massive amphitheatre built in the first century AD, is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Roman Empire. It served as a stage for gladiatorial contests, public executions, animal hunts, and other spectacles.

This craft project is a fantastic way for kids to learn about this architectural marvel.

Colosseum Craft 3D paper Craft

What You’ll Need:

  • Colosseum Template (Download by signing up at the end of the post)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Brown craft Paper (for printing)
  • Watercolour Paper (for Background)
  • Watercolour and Brushes

Watch the Video on How to Craft a Colosseum

Directions to Craft the Colosseum:

Are you ready to recreate the grandeur of the Colosseum? Follow these simple steps:

Begin by downloading the Colosseum Template provided at the end of this post and printing it onto durable Brown Craft paper. Each page contains two Colosseum structures, allowing you to create two crafts from one page!

Colosseum craft Printable

With careful precision, use scissors to cut out each piece of the template.

Colosseum craft Printable

Select a sheet of watercolour paper for the backdrop.

Fold the flaps on either side of the Colosseum and affix them to the watercolour paper in such a that it forms a Bulge as shown in the image below.

Colosseum craft

Next, draw a rough ground line and walkway with a pencil, then proceed to colour with watercolours, crafting a picturesque Roman landscape. Allow your artwork to dry for a few minutes.

Rome Colosseum craft

For added flair, consider enhancing the craft with details like grass, trees, and fence with a pencil or black fine marker.

Admire your miniature masterpiece!

Rome Colosseum craft

Keep in mind that you can use either A5 or A4 size backgrounds for this craft, as both sizes are suitable.

Colosseum craft

Find a special spot on your shelf or desk to display your creation. Your Colosseum craft will be a constant reminder of the grandeur of the Roman Empire and the fun you had building it!

This Colosseum craft is perfect for kids of all ages and a great activity for a rainy day or a Roman history lesson.

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Learn about Italy

This Italy country study booklet is an ideal resource for kids to kickstart their exploration of the country! Dive into essential facts about Italy, offering a comprehensive introduction to its rich culture, history, and more.

When crafting with kids, enrich the experience by sharing intriguing stories about the Colosseum’s history and significance, providing educational insights along the way.

Colosseum Facts for Kids

  • One of 7 New wonders of the world
  • Located in the Heart of Rome, Italy
  • Constructed during the Flavian dynasty, under the emperors Vespasian and Titus
  • Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre
  • Built between AD 70 and AD 80
  • Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980
  • The Colosseum was built with¬†Travertine stone and tons of Concrete

Colosseum Craft

Here are some Interesting Facts

Before diving into the crafting process, let’s uncover fascinating facts about the Colosseum.

  • Built in just 9 years! Super fast for such a huge building.
  • Seats up to 50,000 people – imagine that many cheering!
  • It had a sandy floor to soak up spills – messy gladiator battles!
  • Hosted fights, hunts & plays – more than just gladiators!
  • Thumbs up or down for gladiators – the crowd decided their fate!

Book about the Colosseum

Discover the complete story of the Colosseum, from its construction to its various uses throughout history. This book is tailored for children aged 8 and above, offering in-depth insights.

Where Is the Colosseum?
  • O'Connor, Jim (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 01/24/2017 (Publication Date) - Penguin Workshop (Publisher)


Download the Colosseum Craft Printable




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