How to Make a Pyramid Out of a Cardboard Box

Written by isaiah david | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Pyramid Out of a Cardboard Box
A cardboard box is a great starting point for building a pyramid (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

A cardboard box is a great starting point for building a pyramid. It already contains a square bottom attached to four equal walls. All that remains is for the walls to be cut into the proper shape and folded together.

Find a cardboard box. The bottom should be a square. The top should be easily removable. And the sides should be at least the size of the bottom.

Cut off the top of the box without damaging the sides.

Measure one of the sides of the box at the top edge. Then make a mark directly in the middle. Make marks in the middle of the other three sides as well.

How to Make a Pyramid Out of a Cardboard Box
Each side is cut into a triangle.

Cut from the midpoint to each corner of the box on each side. When you are done, you should have a square bottom with four isosceles triangles for sides.

Fold the four triangles together until they meet in the middle. Use glue or tape to join them.

Tip

Draw any bricks or other decorations you want on the sides before you cut. It will be harder to do after you've made the pyramid.

Tips and warnings

  • Draw any bricks or other decorations you want on the sides before you cut. It will be harder to do after you've made the pyramid.

Things you need

  • Cardboard box
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

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