How to Make a Pyramid out of Cardboard

How to Make a Pyramid out of Cardboard

Would you like to learn how to make crafts out of cardboard? This material allows infinite possibilities ... You just need to follow these step-by-step instructions in this article and you'll learn how to make a pyramid out of cardboard. This craft is easy and quick to make. It's an activity which children will love and they'll also be entertained creating them. You can make several pyramids changing the color of the cardboard. Try it and see how easy it is!

You'll need:
Steps to follow:
1

The first step to make a pyramid is to draw a nine-squared grid on the cardboard, measuring 8 cm x 8 cm (3.5in x 3.5in). See the image.

2

Mark the middle of each side of the square like on the image.

3

Draw the shape of the pyramid on the cardboard. Remember you have to guide yourself by the squares. Make sure you also mark the seams that should be about 0.5 cm away from the original line. Take a close look at the picture below.

4

Cut the cardboard pyramid.

5

Fold all the discontinued lines to create the seams. Take a look at the picture below to see how your pyramid should look like.

6

Put glue on the side flaps of the cardboard pyramid.

7

Stick the parts of the pyramid together with each flap, and press so they stick on all sides. You have finished your cardboard pyramid.

8

This pyramid we made is a square based pyramid. However you may want to build pyramids with different bases such as a triangular pyramid out of cardboard or an octagonal pyramid.

If you like creating 3D geometrical figures you can also learn how to make a cardboard cube, a hexagonal based prism or even a cone. We recommend you check them out!

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Tips
  • You can make different pyramids changing the color of cardboard. You can also make pyramids in different sizes, you just need to make the grid bigger or smaller. You can also draw on each side of the pyramid or stick colorful cardboard circles.