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ConsTrUCT a PYraMId

Bring a little added Egyptian flair to your event by creating your own pyramids, using the materials below!

supplies

  • tape

  • four 2-foot lengths of lightweight string

  • 8 drinking straws

  • construction paper or sandpaper

  • pencil

  • scissors

  • white glue thinned with water

  • paintbrush

  • fine sand (optional)

  • sandpaper (optional)

Instructions:

  • 1.

    Wrap a piece of tape around one end of each piece of string to make it easier to thread.

  • 2.

    Thread a length of string through three straws to form a triangle. Pull the string snug and knot it firmly. Thread another length of string through one of the triangle sides, then add two more straws. Pull string snug to form another triangle, and knot it firmly. Repeat one more time to form three sides of your pyramid. For the last side, thread a length of string through one side, then down the other side, before adding a straw to complete the base.

  • 3.

    Trace around one side of the pyramid and cut four triangles of construction paper, taping them to the pyramid’s sides.

  • 4.

    Trace around the base, cut it out, and tape it to the pyramid.

  • 5.

    Lightly paint the pyramid with the white glue and sprinkle sand on the sides. Or, if you wish, use sandpaper instead of construction paper.

  • 6.

    Enjoy your pyramid masterpiece!

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