Pyramid Diorama (Triarama) Templates & Directions

Updated on March 7, 2018

Easy Three-Dimensional Project Idea

The pyramid diorama is not a project for Ancient Egypt (although it could be). A pyramid diorama is a three-dimensional papercraft that you can use for a school project.

Sometimes a pyramid diorama is called a triarama. But they can have four sides as well as three.

Pyramid dioramas are great for narration, book reports, or unit study projects. After you make the base, you can embellish the triarama however you choose.

Language Arts Ideas

  • recreate scenes from your novel
  • showcase new vocabulary words

Science Ideas

  • outline a process in three or four steps
  • give a biography of a famous scientist

History Ideas

  • show aspects of daily life in an time of history
  • explain three or four causes of a major event

Pyramid Diorama Step One: Make Squares

Any size square will do. These squares are cut from regular 8.5 x 11 inch  paper.
Any size square will do. These squares are cut from regular 8.5 x 11 inch paper.

Pyramid Diorama Step Two: Fold Squares

Fold the squares on both diagonals.
Fold the squares on both diagonals.

How to Make a Triarama

The photos outline the steps you take.

  1. You start with squares (any size will do) and fold them on the diagonals.
  2. Then cut on any diagonal just to the center point.
  3. Overlap the two triangles adjacent to the cut and glue them together.
  4. Now you have a three -dimensional figure that will stand on its own.
  5. Make as many of these triangles as you want. Glue them together and use them as the base for your project.

Pyramid Diorama Step Three: Cut on Fold

Pyramid Diorama Step Four: Overlap Triangles & Glue

Overlap the two triangles on either side of the cut.
Overlap the two triangles on either side of the cut.
Glue them together.
Glue them together.
One side is done!
One side is done!
Repeat the process for as many sides as you want -- two, three, or four.
Repeat the process for as many sides as you want -- two, three, or four.

Pyramid Diorama Step Four: Assemble the Triarama

Glue your pieces together. You can use two, three, or four of them.
Glue your pieces together. You can use two, three, or four of them.
The base is finished. Now you can decorate it.
The base is finished. Now you can decorate it.

A Video Showing How to Make Pyramid Dioramas

Pyramid Diorama Step Five: Get Creative

A pyramid diorama about the three types of rocks.
A pyramid diorama about the three types of rocks. | Source

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        This is pretty cool

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        7 months ago

        Cool

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        12 months ago

        I did this with metamorphic, Igneous and Sedimatrry rocks it was realy fun I hope you guys can try this at home and teach it to you're kids

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        Olga Van 

        19 months ago

        Thank you for such a great diorama idea. I am going to use it for my 3rd graders to show what they know about habitats.

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        Alex 

        19 months ago

        It's ez and good to make.

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        Jamaine stanley 

        4 years ago

        This is great ms ms.youg social studies class at Harper archer middle school thank you for this website. Jamaine Stanley

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        Kelly at Little Green 

        5 years ago

        Hi Jimmie, thanks for sharing this great idea! I came across your blog via Pinterest, and have included this post in my weekly round-up of great pins! If you'd like to check it out, you will find it here: http://littlegreenteacher.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/...

        Cheers,

        Kelly at Little Green

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        chris 

        6 years ago

        this is a really good idea also instead of writing a report on paper you can right it inside the pyrimad!!

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        Liz Goltra 

        7 years ago

        Clever project idea - I love making dioramas, but never thought of making one like this. Voted up. Thanks for posting!

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        Tricia @ Hodgepodge 

        7 years ago

        This is wonderful and looks not too difficult at all. Thanks for the inspiration! I could see us using this for our history or science studies next week.

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