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ROMKids Show: The One With The Amphora

Tune in every Tuesday at 2 pm on Instagram Live as ROM Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kiron Mukherjee combines his passion for children’s education with storytelling to bring to life science, history and art for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. Kiron will share activities, easy at-home crafts, behind the scenes anecdotes and fun facts—all connected to the ROM collections. 

This time on the ROMKids Show, we'll travel back in time to the ancient Mediterranean and learn about all the different ways we tell stories. We’ll take a particular interest in Ancient Rome and Greece and how they told stories through pots. Then we'll make our own scratch art amphoras! 


  • paper 
  • pencil
  • crayons
  • skewer/pointy object 
Step 1 and 2.

1. To make your amphora shape, draw a heart. Then draw a top and a bottom. Add two handles. 

2. Using crayon or pencil crayon, colour in the inside of your amphora in any style you want! 

Step 3.

3. Then use your black crayon to colour over top. Start by doing horizontal lines. Then once fully done, do vertical lines. This will help to really cover the whole surfaces.

Step 4.

4. Time to engrave! With your pointy object, draw/carve a picture into the black crayon—it will reveal the colours underneath!

Get to Know Kiron

As the ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Kiron is the public face of the Royal Ontario Museum’s family and children’s programs. Kiron started volunteering at the ROM at age 14 and has never looked back. Though he majored in history at York University, Kiron also considers his early years as a ROMKids camper to be a highly formative part of his education. Now, he strives to provide engaging and educational kids’ programming so that future generations can look back on their ROM experiences as fondly as he has. 

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Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes