Emperor Qin

Ancient China: 259-210 BC

 

    

 

Qin (pronounced Chin), the first ruler to unite all of China wished for a title like no other.   He created a new title combining two words: huang: big/great and di: supreme God in Heaven.  The western world translated this word huangdi as “emperor” and so Qin became the first emperor of China.  To keep his empire safe from enemy attack, Qin built a wall stretching across the entire northern side of his empire.  This became known as the precursor to the Great Wall of China. Initially built of compacted dirt, the Great Wall was rebuilt as we know it today with brick during the Ming Dynasty.  Upon his death in 210BC, Qin was buried in a tomb with 7,000 life-sized terra cotta soldiers and horses known as the Terra Cotta Army.

 

Emperor Qin was known for wearing this emperor’s hat.  

 

Materials Needed:

Paper version:

Red construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.) – 1 piece

Black construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.)  - 2 pieces

Cardboard 7.5 in. x 18 in.

Tape (clear packing tape and duct tape)

Glue stick or glue

Scissors

Black yarn/string, beads –12 feet of yarn, approx. 72 beads

 

Duct tape version:

Brown paper grocery bag - 1

Duct tape (black and red) – 1 each

Cardboard 7.5 in. x 18 in.

Scissors – bandage scissors or other sharp scissors work best for cutting duct tape

Black yarn/string, beads –12 feet of yarn, approx. 72 beads

 

Other options:

Laminate construction paper - to extend the life of the hat (buy by the roll and buy good quality). Low quality laminate will separate from paper quickly.

Foam sheets – large (12 in. x 18 in.) or by the roll (18 in. x 72 in.)   Tape on the inside when possible, use transparent duct tape on exterior when necessary.