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3D Pyramid Model Project Ideas

Updated on September 8, 2014

Creative and Unique 3D Pyramid Models

Are you looking for tutorials on how to build a 3D pyramid? Then you've come to the right place! Here I have taken pictures of many ideas for you to borrow. Whether you're making one for fun or for a school project, these will certainly impress! These are the perfect ideas for creating a 3d pyramid for kids. Some pyramid model ideas include marshmallows, popsicle sticks, sugar cubes, paper, pennies, pipe cleaners, chocolate, playdough, toothpicks, jenga pieces, clay, and many more! Scroll down to set your imagination free!

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3D Penny Pyramid - Shiny Copper

Penny 3D Pyramid
Penny 3D Pyramid

If you're looking for an inexpensive way to make a pyramid model, literally, consider using your penny collection! Just get out your hot glue gun and attach the pennies to a styrofoam piece shaped like a pyramid.

Golden Glitter Cubes Pyramid

Glitter 3d pyramid
Glitter 3d pyramid

Another inexpensive way on how to make a pyramid is using sugar cubes and some gold glitter spray! Just stack the cubes starting with a large square and continue using less as you build up. After you have glued the cubes together either with a hot glue gun or super glue, bring it outside and spray a good amount of glitter on it.

3D McDonald's Boxes Pyramid Model - #1 Most Creative How To Build a Pyramid!

3d pyramid model
3d pyramid model

This is my favorite of all that the children thought of. One student had a parent who was a manager of McDonald's and had him collect those little sandwich boxes to use! He super glued the boxes together and then did two coats of brown spray paint on top. Adding a cute little camel, snake, and palm trees! Stop in your local McDonald's and ask the manager if they could donate or you could buy the containers to make your pyramid for school or whatever your purpose is.

Smore 3D Pyramid

Creative 3d Pyramid
Creative 3d Pyramid

This 3D pyramid is my second favorite idea! It's a complete s'more with three sides each with a different ingredient; chocolate, graham crackers, and big marshmallows. Unfortunately by the time I could snap this picture, students had eaten three chocolate pieces off, boo! Don't forget to crush up graham crackers to give the sand a realistic look.

3D Pipe Cleaner Pyramid

Stop in at your local Micheal's or any other craft store and search for clearanced wooden sticks. You could use wood kabob sticks from your home if you have them also. Glue them into a pyramid shape and start wrapping pipe cleaners around the frame. You could use all brown ones or make it a rainbow pyramid!

Sugar Cube Pyramid Model

Just like the previous idea, using sugar cubes are always fun to create with. This one is just simple and the sugar cubes were left alone to be white. Here's your chance to be creative!

Jenga Blocks 3D Pyramid

If you have the popular game Jenga laying around the house collecting dust, take it out and put it to good use! Make a simple fast pyramid project by taping or gluing the jenga wooden game pieces together. Since there is no pointed piece, use play dough or paper to create the tip of the pyramid.

Marshmallow 3D Pyramid Idea

If you're looking for a pyramid model idea that you don't have to leave the house for...look in your pantry! Do you have mini marshmallows laying around? Just start building them up with some glue!

Marshmallow & Toothpick Pyramid

Don't have any glue laying around? How about all those toothpicks in your cabinet?! Just connect all the marshmallows together with these handy little tools. Don't forget to paint them a nice color afterwards.

Poster Board Pyramid

Grab a $1 poster board from the store and cut up equal triangles. Glue them together with a pointed tip to form a pyramid model! Easy and cheap!

Popsicle Sticks 3D Pyramid

3d pyramid model
3d pyramid model

Popsicle sticks sell for a reasonable price online such as Amazon in bulk. You will need to break or cut the sticks into smaller sizes to build up the pyramid. Even spray paint them afterwards brown or tan to give the true appearance of an Egyptian pyramid.

3D Clay Pyramids

This idea is a no some clay and mold it into a pyramid shape. Add some details on the outside before it drys such as stripes or "block" shapes.

Penne Noodle Pyramid

This model is very creative using a pantry staple! Penne noodles! Use any long noodles to glue to a pyramid shape.

Styrofoam 3D Pyramid

Cut different sized blocks to build the model and spray paint it with gold paint. Then for the finishing touch cut a camel body out of cardboard and use clothespins for the legs ha ha!

Gold Glitter Pyramids

Spray sugar cubes with bright gold glitter!

Play Dough 3D Pyramid

play dough pyramid
play dough pyramid

A cheap way to make a pyramid is to buy some play dough and mix some sand from your garden with it. Then mold it into a pyramid shape giving it some texture to show the "aging" of it.

What are your 3D pyramid ideas? - What did you use?

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      Noprivateinfo33 (on roblox that my name) 

      3 weeks ago

      I hate it when they use the penny’s it’s so much money

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      kaylee L. 

      6 months ago

      i hate these ideas they are a waste of time and of money and food that you can eat

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      8 months ago

      This web site is the best.

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      Why does it matter? 

      18 months ago

      Non of these look like actual pyramids so they can’t help me, but it would work for younger kids

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      19 months ago

      Waaw thx that amazing

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      2 years ago

      wow i love the marshmallow onn

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      3 years ago

      Great ideas :)

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      3 years ago

      It looks amazing got an A!!!!! :) woot woot

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      4 years ago

      None of these helps me, because it as to look realistic!!!!

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      Christi B 

      4 years ago

      My kindergartener was given this assignment (with your webpage for reference). We are going to make hers out of rice krispie treats so they can eat it once she presents it :)

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      4 years ago

      your pyramid is so amazing

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      Dan hardy 

      5 years ago

      Your pyramids are awesome

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      U don't need to know 

      5 years ago

      I have a pyramid project due tomorrow for S.S. class and I am thinking of making the pipe cleaner one. Thanks for all the help. I was so stuck and could not think of anything to make my project out of.

      Thanks a lot,

      U don't need to know my name !!!!

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      6 years ago

      I loved, I will try to make some.

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      Wendy Leanne 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I like the one made of penne pasta.

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      7 years ago

      @BestRatedStuff: thanks

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      7 years ago

      how do you build the jenga block pyramid, i have tried many different methods with the blocks but i can't find one that works for my project which is due at the end of the month

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      7 years ago

      l love the penny one i did it and got a A

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      8 years ago

      This is a cool project I really like the marshmallows. LOL

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      Auntie-M LM 

      8 years ago

      Pyramids fascinate me. A while back there was a big to do about all the magical things that they pyramid shape could do. I've always wanted to try some of those experiments.

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      8 years ago

      Nice projects

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      8 years ago

      What fun ideas for a pyramid project! Blessed by a SquidAngel!


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