Friday, June 1, 2007

Sugar Cube Pyramid

We made one and used almost two boxes of cubes...We used a syrofoam meat tray as a base and made the bottom layer 9 squares completely filled in (not just outlined) for a total of 81 cubes. Decrease each layer by one cube until you finish with just one cube on the top...So the second layer would be 8X8 and the next 7X7 etc. Sometimes we had to "chisel" to get the cubes to fit and used a good amount of white glue. The cubes will "melt" a little but it was not a problem. After it dried my daughter painted it with acrylic paint and it looked great! She used a light terra cotta color on hers but I would think that any sand color would look super!

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