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?