Here is a list of the materials you'll need in this project:
- Four pieces of corrugated cardboard OR foam-core poster board
- Pencil and ruler for measuring cardboard
- Tape (I used clear packing tape, but any kind should work)
- Sharp scissors or a fabric rotary cutter
- Black marker
- Scrapbook cardstock or construction paper
- Self-adhesive Velcro circular dots
- Glue stick
- Computer with printer and paper
The first thing you will need are the pieces of cardboard or poster board. I had saved some larger pieces from a picture frame shipment that I had received awhile ago. You can also use sides of cardboard boxes or buy some foam core poster board at any craft or office supply store. The size of the pieces is up to you; you will see that my pyramid ends up being rather large, but a smaller size would work great, too.
I cut an equilateral (equal-length sides) triangle from each piece of cardboard using a yardstick, pencil, and rotary cutter. If your child wants to help you measure, that's great, but just make sure the adult does the cutting.
For the next step, you'll need these self-adhesive Velcro dots, which I used previously in my Rainbow Fan Chart activity.
What do you think? Do you know any children that would enjoy doing something like this? Let me know if you do try this with any kids in your life and I'd love to see pics!
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