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How to make a pyramid out of construction paper

Updated March 23, 2017

Making your own pyramid structure can be a great way to learn about the ancient Egyptian pyramids, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. Although the Great Pyramid was constructed with stone, you can make your own model using construction paper. This can be a fun and educational activity for children discovering ancient history. Begin by cutting out a template that you will use as the base of the pyramid.

Open your Web browser and bring up the Talking Pyramids template (see Resources).

Connect your printer to the computer and fill it with regular paper.

Click "File, Print" in the browser to print the template. The template is one piece that you will fold into a pyramid shape. It has one square as the base and four triangles to form the sides.

Cut out the template with a pair of scissors.

Place the cut-out pyramid template on top of a piece of construction paper. Trace the outline of the template on the construction paper. This way, you can save the template to create more pyramids.

Cut out the shape you just traced onto the construction paper.

Fold the triangular sides inward at the edge of the square base. Crease well.

Place a small piece of tape along the inside of each triangle, so that when you fold them inward, the triangles stick together. Crease well and press triangles together to complete the paper pyramid.

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper
  • Printer paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pencil
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Amy Dombrower is a journalist and freelance writer living in Chicago. She worked in the newspaper industry for three years and enjoys writing about technology, health, paper crafts and life improvement. Some of her passions are graphic design, movies, music and fitness. Dombrower earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.