Kids learning about Mexico will have so much fun making this 3D Chichen Itza craft!
In this craft, you can make a 3D version of El Castillo (also known as the Temple of Kukulcan), the tallest structure in Chichen Itza.
It’s so easy to decorate and assemble and looks awesome when done!
This is a great way to teach kids about Chichen Itza, one of the most famous landmarks in Mexico. At the bottom of this post you’ll find some facts about Chichen Itza that you can share with your child as they complete this craft.
Let’s just jump right into our craft!
Chichen Itza 3D Craft
- Chichen Itza 3D Craft printable (Etsy link)
- Cardstock paper
- Paint or colored pencils
First, download and print off your 3D Chichen Itza craft. I would recommend using cardstock paper, as it makes the craft much sturdier.
Decorate your craft using paint, makers, or colored pencils.
Cut out the pieces of the craft.
Fold along the lines and glue the tabs together.
Let your craft dry.
Now you’re ready to enjoy your craft! This craft is so easy to make, but looks so good when complete. Kids feel really satisfied knowing that they made their own 3D craft. And it’s a great way to teach children about this famous landmark in Mexico!
- Chichen Itza 3D Craft printable
- Cardstock paper
- Paint/paintbrush or colored pencils
- Download and print off your 3D Chichen Itza craft. Cardstock paper is recommended.
- Decorate your craft using paint, makers, or colored pencils.
- Cut out the pieces of the craft.
- Fold along the lines and glue the tabs together.
- Let your craft dry and enjoy.
About Chichen Itza
While you’re doing this craft, share a little about the history of Chichen Itza with your child! Here are a few facts to get you started.
- Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan city. It took a long time to build Chichen Itza, likely starting in the 6th century AD.
- The city covers over four miles and is one of the largest Mayan cities ever built.
- At its height, there were likely over 35,000 people living in Chichen Itza.
- El Castillo, the pyramid you made in this craft, is only one of the many buildings at Chichen Itza. But it is the largest, standing at 98 feet tall.
- El Castillo has 365 steps (91 on each of the four sides and the top platform), one step for each day of the year.
- During the spring and fall equinoxes, the sun’s angle creates a shadow resembling a serpent descending the pyramid, a symbol of the god Kukulkan.
- Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico, drawing tourists from around the world!
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