How to Make a Homemade Pyramid

Updated November 21, 2016

There are a few different ways to make a homemade pyramid that looks really great. This particular pyramid project can take several hours but looks realistic when finished. This is a craft that can be made by a young child with some help from a parent, or by an older child, with much more detail, for a school project.

Cut a piece of cardboard in a square to form the bottom of your pyramid. You can use the cardboard for an entire desert scene or just for the pyramid, depending on your project.

Place 10 sugar cubes on each side to create a square on the cardboard. The corner sugar cube will count as the tenth for two rows. You will want to set them up before gluing them down to make sure it forms the size you want. Once you have the bottom square of cubes set up the way you want, pick them up one by one, dab some glue on the bottom and place them back down. Glue down the entire bottom square.

Glue down the next row by placing nine cubes about per row and moving them in slightly. Stagger this row's cubes over the last row's by placing the joint from two of cubes on the bottom right in the middle of cube on the second row.

Glue down each row in the same manner, using 8 for the next row and then 7, each row getting one cube per row smaller until you get to the top. Two cubes should be used at the very top as each row gets smaller and smaller.

Knock down some of the edges. (For older children). Because the pyramids are old, the edges of the bricks are no longer all perfectly square. To make the pyramid look more realistic, take a craft knife and cut some of the edges off randomly.

Spray paint the pyramid a sandy colour or spray on some glue and cover in real sand.


You can decorate your pyramid with paintings or old Egyptian words.

Things You'll Need

  • 250 Sugar cubes
  • White glue
  • Spray paint
  • Cardboard
  • Craft knife
  • Spray on glue
  • Sand
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