Introduction: Paper 3D Pyramid

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     Have you ever wanted a nice desk decoration or gift idea without having to spend a lot of money? Paperweights and picture frames are just too expensive, and boring, to place in an office. Luckily, there is a simple (and cheap) solution! You can make a model 3D pyramid using supplies you probably already have right there in your desk! Not only is this project great as a decoration, but it also makes a great craft for kids, and can be given as a gift or card to someone else! So don't just stare blankly at that empty space on your desk! Start building!!!

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

-A piece of paper
-A pencil
-Scotch tape
-Crayons in the following colors: dandelion, white, apricot, and cerulean.

Step 2: "X" Fold

Fold the top corners of the paper down to the opposite edges to make an "X" shaped crease.

Step 3: Partially Fold in Half

Fold the paper in half from the bottom up to the center of the "X" fold as shown.

Step 4: Fold Outward

Fold the paper outward from the "X" fold to make the basic pyramid shape.

Step 5: Complete Folding

Pinch all edges to make sure they are completely folded.

Step 6: Unfold

Unfold the paper and trace the "X" fold lines with a pencil.

Step 7: Drawing in the Pyramid Layers

Draw in lines on the shorter sides of the "X" fold, as shown.

Step 8: Landscape

Trace the center fold line with a pencil. Next, draw in a landscape on both sides of the center fold. Make sure they are upside down from each other, so they will match! An alternative method you could use would be to draw a different landscape on either side, for an artistic appeal.

Step 9: Coloring the Pyramid

Take the apricot crayon and start coloring in the pyramid. It will be neater if you color the "layers" of the pyramid one by one.

Step 10: Coloring the Sun

Take the dandelion crayon and color in the sun (if you have one) in your landscape. Remember to do this for both sides of the landscape!

Step 11: Sand

If there is sand in your landscape, you can mix the apricot and dandelion crayon colors to make a sandy color reminiscent of the desert. Repeat for both sides of your landscape.

Step 12: Clouds

Use your white crayon to color in the clouds. It may not seem necessary, but it fills out the picture and makes the piece "complete." Remember to color both sides!

Step 13: The Sky

Take the cerulean crayon and color in the sky of your landscape. Do so on both sides.

Step 14: Refold

Fold the paper back into its pyramid shape.

Step 15: Taping

To tape the paper closed, roll up a piece of tape, sticky side out, and attach it to the inside of thr center fold. Repeat a few more times for security. Next, close the other half of the paper.

Step 16: Done!!!

You now have a mini pyramid display for your desk, office, shelf, or bedroom! These also can be given as gifts, or adapted to become a card! Thank you for taking a look, and enjoy your paper 3D pyramid!!!