Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cort and Reid Make Great Pyramids

If you have a truly excellent memory, you may recall when Pierce made a pyramid from Legos for Social Studies in second grade.  Cort and Reid have reached that point in their studies.  Both of them were eager to start their pyramid project.  The only guideline was that it had to have a square base and four sides.  I think they each wanted to do something unique.

Reid decided to work with Sculpey clay.  He created a little scene with two pyramids, including lots of pots and treasure.  He even made the Nile river.  We baked it in the oven and then after it cooled he painted it with acrylic paints.  On the base piece he painted Elmers glue and then sprinkled sand from his sand box over it.  He spent a long Saturday creating his scene to perfection. 

Cort is really into rocks and gems, so he decided to build his pyramid from cardboard and then hot glue "gems" to it.  He also glued a layer of bright patterned paper before putting on the gems (which I got from the dollar store).  He made a pyramid that really POPS.


They were both really pleased with the results, and couldn't wait to present them in school. 
Readers, how would you make a pyramid?

22 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

One day they will be out in the hay field building pyramids out of bales.

Sally said...

Excellent! Each different, each worthy of praise. Wow!

I do remember when Pierce made his. Cort and Reid are following in their big brother's footsteps. :)

xoxo

Karen S. said...

Well stone would be an idea, but I think these are excellent choices and it's as interesting as it is creative!

Betsy Adams said...

I remember when Pierce did this.... Can't believe your twins are growing up so fast... I like both pyramids --but the colorful one really caught my eye...

I would have no idea how to make a pyramid.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Vera said...

Your boys are so creative, and you must be very proud of them!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, both did a great, creative job! I love the scene that Cort created, and I love the sparkly look of Reid's. It's such a fun way of learning things. If I were building one, I would probably use cardboard and glue things on it, and I'd like to try creating a scene around it, too.

Tom said...

...imagination is a wonderful thing.

Ginny Hartzler said...

These pyramids ROCK (pun intended)! The first one is SO good, and looks very realistic! And the second one is more like a beautiful art exhibit. If I ever did make a pyramid, it would not be near as good as these. Rock on, boys! I live seeing their art projects.

Out on the prairie said...

Well done with both projects, very creative

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Lisa, seus filhos são criativos...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Harry Flashman said...

Nice looking pyramids. If I were their teacher they'd get an "A".

How would I build a pyramid? I guess I would stack up cases of ammo! :-)

mail4rosey said...

Those are both awesome. Not sure how I'd do mine, but they both came up with good idea.

Lin said...

I was always big on using posterboard creations. You can gentle score it and it bends marvelously. I once made Churchill Downs..including twin spires...in a shoe box diorama.

Linda said...

Those are excellent! I have some (plastic) pebbles like that too, from Dollar Tree. That store never ceases to amaze me!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They both did an excellent job! When our daughter was younger she did a pyramid with sugar cubes and spray painted it gold.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Those are great! I love the gem pyramid!

alissa apel said...

They both did great! I like that they had a similar project, but came up with entirely different results.

My boys worked with paper mache today with Travis. Oh boy did they leave a mess!

Bas van Es said...

o wat heerlijk om zo creatief bezig te zijn,een geweldig resultaat.

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are both so cool and creative. My girls loved using sculpy!!! I think if I had to do one, I'd hit Pinterest for some clever ideas. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

i see they have diverse visions. No copying there.

indah nuria Savitri said...

Love those works! Rocks and gems really make fine pyramids. Bravo, kiddos..

Annette said...

What a neat project! I'm impressed how the boys had two very different ideas. I probably think of pyramids more like Reid does. I probably would have done something with rocks and sand. Cort's pyramid, however, is beautiful. I love the gems. They both put in a lot of effort--can I give them an A+?