This craft is one of the 24 Jewish Origami projects published by Joel Stern and is reprinted with his permission.
Take this opportunity to build your own pyramid while you learn more about the ancient cultures of the middle east.
Paper, one side colored
Click on Printables and print out the diagrams and directions. In my instructions I use two terms that may be unfamiliar to those who've never done origami before -- valley-fold and mountain-fold. A valley-fold, indicated with a dash-dash line, is formed when you fold the paper toward you, creating a valley. A mountain-fold, indicated with a dash-dot-dot line, is formed when you fold the paper away from you, creating a mountain. An easy way to think about it is the following -- If you valley-fold a piece of paper and turn it over, it's now a mountain-fold.
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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Ever since my childhood in Omaha, Nebraska, I've loved sharing origami and pop-ups with all age groups and in many settings--in camps, schools, community centers, libraries, and retirement homes. I've published three books of my own designs: Animated Origami Faces, models of human and animal faces with jaws that snap, eyes that open and shut, and ears that pop up (2007) Jewish Holiday Origami, designs for the Jewish holidays (2006) Washington Pops!, do-it-yourself pop-up cards of famous buildings in Washington, D.C. (1989)