How to Make a Pyramid Out of Wooden Blocks

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How to Make a Pyramid Out of Wooden Blocks
Wooden blocks provide hours of play time. (wooden blocks image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

Wooden blocks allow children to build upon their creativity and imagination. It is also an economical choice compared to K'Nex or Lego building blocks. Children of all ages can enjoy building things with wooden blocks. Whether for school or for leisure, they can create a pyramid with their wooden blocks. It is a good way for children to learn about the Egyptian culture and the mystery of the pyramids.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Wooden blocks
  • Wood glue
  • Cardboard
  • Ruler

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose an open space for your child to work in. Ideal places include your garage or your backyard. This allows your child to create a mess without any worries.

  2. 2

    Place cardboard on a flat surface in the area. This will be the base for your pyramid.

  3. 3

    Create a five-by-five square of wooden blocks. Glue the blocks to your base. Fill in the centre with other blocks. You should have 25 blocks when completed.

  4. 4

    Add a four-by-four square of blocks onto the first layer. Glue the blocks on the first blocks. Fill in the centre by adding more blocks. This layer should have 16 blocks.

  5. 5

    Build on your third layer. Create a three-by-three square of blocks and glue them down. Fill in the centre with additional blocks. You should have nine blocks.

  6. 6

    Glue on a fourth layer. Glue two-by-two square of wooden blocks onto the third layer. Look at your blocks to verify they are even.

  7. 7

    Add your final block on top. Verify that it is in the centre and glue it down. Allow your pyramid to dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Spray paint your pyramid with your favourite colour.
  • Use a ruler to verify that the outer blocks line up.
  • To prevent splinters, work with gloves.

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