If you haven’t made a Diorama, it’s time you did.
Dioramas are fun to make.
Moms, Grandmas, this activity will occupy your energetic kids and grandkids for hours.
Check out this cheerful Safari Diorama made for a kids workshop I taught during Spring Break.
To make your Safari Diorama
You will need:
- A shoe box (preferably man’s shoe sized box – free from your local shoe store.)
- 3-4 sheets of colored paper for the background (chose from orange, red, or peach shades)
- White sheet of card stock paper (.95 cents a sheet – aprox. 20″ x 24″ )
- Damco Tempra paints (liquid non-toxic brilliant colors – ($11.95 for 6 bottles – white, black, red, yellow, blue, green. These will last for many projects)
- Pair of scissors
- Glue stick
- Paint brushes
- Container with water to clean your brushes
Supplies are available at your local art and craft supply store, House of Fine Art (HOFA)
Now you are ready to begin.
1. Begin by gluing the orange, red, or peach paper inside your box (sides and bottom)
This will give it the feel of a hot African Safari desert.
Now, using your card stock:
2. Draw your characters, paint them, and cut them out.
6. Do the same for the mountains.
9. Make a stand for each of your characters.
10. Glue the stand to the back of the character.
11. Find a home for your character in your diorama, and glue it down.
12. Add some grass…
Snip into a strip of card stock to make blades of grass.
13. Paint your grass using yellow, brown, orange and green hues.
14. Glue to the front of your diorama.
Voila… your diorama has come alive.
Thank you House of Fine Art
for providing the art room for us to create our dioramas.
House of Fine Art is located at #101-2485 West Railway, Abbotsford, BC 604.853.2400
Thank you Chrissy for making the appealing poster,
and Riley, for taking a photo of the finished diorama.