Newspaper Builders Pyramid

21 October, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

newspaper builders pyramid

We had the fantastic opportunity to visit THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario and build a pyramid with our R60550 Newspaper Builders! This worked out well for us since the museum was hosting their exhibit of ancient Egypt!

newspaper builders pyramid

The R60550 Newspaper Builders kit features 36 connectors and 200 rod tubes. The rod tubes are secured inside a sheet of newspaper at either end. Use tape to adhere the tubes to the inside of the roll. Roll up the newspaper, secure with tape, and you are ready to start building! We painted our newspaper sheets before we rolled them up.

newspaper builders pyramid

The connectors fit snugly into the tubes, and feature prongs that point in 30° angles. You can make multiple triangle shapes and combine them into a unique sculpture. These girls put together the top of our proposed structure: a pyramid!

newspaper builders pyramid

We first started with the base. Constructing the base is the most important part because it sets up how the rest of the sculpture will look.

newspaper builders pyramid

We split the campers into separate groups. This not only helped us complete the sculpture faster but also taught kids the experience of working on different parts that are pieced together to make a whole sculpture.

newspaper builders pyramid

We helped the campers connect the various parts together.

newspaper builders pyramid

And then we held it up while the finishing touches were added!

newspaper builders pyramid

It was a great experience for everyone!

newspaper builders pyramid

All standing and secure! The kids loved to crawl inside the structure, as it seemed like a little ‘house’!

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