We learned that pyramids have a square base and four triangular sides. The kids cut out the template for this on many different pieces of colored construction paper. They had such a blast helping to cut, fold and string the colorful pyramids.
We also turned it into a math lesson by counting them in sets of 10 to see how many we actually made. (It was close to 110 pyramids!) The kids took creative control of the project by agreeing upon a display space, which we measured, and then measured out strings on which to fasten our pyramids. They also helped with color choice and arrangement. I love showing them how math and art can intersect, and how easy and fun creative learning projects can be.