My 2nd Grader is participating in a class project at school called "The Amazing Race". They have to do a project for five of the seven continents and whoever completes their project before a certain date will receive a prize. My son decided to make a 3D model of a pyramid for Africa. So, I hit the keyboard and found lots of different ideas for making a pyramid on Squidoo. One stood out to us and we decided to make a similar one but make it our own with a few changes.
- 8 dowel rods (found at Michael's Craft Store)
- hot glue gun
- pipe cleaners
- Use the hot glue gun to glue 4 of the dowel rods into a square.
- Glue the bottom of each remaining dowel rod to one corner of the square at an angle, so that the tops meet together above the center of the square. (Tip - We used Play-doh to help keep all the rods in place until we were able to glue them. This allowed us to make sure the angle was correct when we glued it.)
- Glue the top of the 4 angled dowel rods together.
- Wrap the sides and joints of the pyramid with pipe cleaners.
- Print out or draw two pictures of a mummy or sarcophagus and glue them together, back to back.
- Punch a hole in the top of the image and hang it inside the pyramid with a pipe cleaner.
I added 5 smaller dowel rods across the base of the pyramid because my son was worried someone might try to wear the pyramid as a hat but, this is not necessary for the structure. We had so much fun my two younger children wanted to make structures of their own with the remaining supplies.