|Written by Ali B|
An Aztec temple is different from an Egyptian pyramid; Egyptian pyramids only have three sides while Aztec pyramids have four. The Aztecs also designed their pyramids to have flat tops, but the Egyptians created their pyramids with pointed tops. Because an Aztec building is a bit more complex than an Egyptian pyramid, it is much more challenging and requires a more experienced folder.
Fold four valley folds on one piece of paper. Unfold the valley folds. The valley folds should create a cross on the paper. Create mountain folds all the way across the paper. Fold a crease patter that intersects the corners of the valley folds and the mountain folds.
Create a mountain fold that starts at the upper left corner, stops 1/4-inch from the square in the middle of the paper. Fold two mountain folds that create a right angle. The corner of the right angle will intersect with the mountain fold from the previous step. This will make the paper fold down to create two of the walls and a pointed corner. Fold the pointed corner down in a valley fold.
Open this fold and you will see three creases. Make a mountain fold on the crease in the center and a valley fold using the two outer creases. This will make the area fold inward. There will be a little point at the bottom of the fold. Fold the point upwards in a valley fold. Repeat step five on the corner that you are working on to make the corner more defined. Repeat steps five through eight on the rest of the corners to finish the pyramid.