The memorable trips to museums may remind you of the miniature displays comprising of picturesque sceneries as well as varied forms of habitats that are better known as dioramas. Often a fun part of kid’s craft classes, the scenic exhibits can be made from an old shoebox. While your little ones can dip their hands in hordes of paints, you can place the toys and cut-outs inside the box for some crafty adventures.
In the middle of the jungle, the entire animal kingdom including the giraffe, lion, elephant, and deer are coming face to face to give each other some stiff competition. Any guesses for the winner?
Here’s a simple take on dioramas that do not demand intricate details. Keeping the background vibrant, a couple of paper cut-outs would do justice to the project.
Learn a lesson or two of geography by making this tropical rainforest diorama. Your teacher would be happy with this project.
Trap the lush green forests of the Amazon in the little box. Place miniature animals on it for a livelier version.
Recreate the mystical ambiance of a planetarium with a star-studded diorama for your kiddo’s school project. Smear a bit of glow-in-the-dark paints over the box and see it glimmering during the night.
Here’s a simple diorama sans any gaudy elements representing a cheerful hummingbird sipping from the pretty blossom.
Let the kids partake in the Christmas decoration activity crafting a mesmerizing winter land using a discarded shoebox.
The barren desert land has many cryptic mysteries to unlock. Are you ready to dig them out amid the sand, cactuses, and Oases?
Show the little ones the underwater adventures of the fishes by turning an old shoebox into an animated aquarium.
Taste the vivid marine life crafting a jazzy miniature ocean without fearing a shark attack.
Spin the time wheel back to the age of the dinosaurs and get a feel of their world. Perhaps, you have already made the next sequel of The Jurassic Series.
Although your munchkins are yet to get geared up for a forest camp, you can make it up with a mini jungle growing inside the cardboard box.
If you cannot run off to the serene seashore, you can bring one to your home and also give some craft-oriented advice to the tiny tots.
What lies underneath the turquoise sea water may seem a mystery but the kids can express their imagination exposing to another world on this planet.
Wildlife enthusiasts can never get enough of flora and fauna. Why not reinvent the same with a recycled shoebox?
Enjoy riding high on the waves with the cherubic dolphin as it zooms in and out of the water.
Another childhood favorite giving you ample scope to decorate a dull-looking shoebox with teeny-weeny toys.
As the night sets in, the roaring waters, hitting the cliffs transport you to the medieval times. Don’t you feel it’s another Harry Potter in the making?
The fans of Flintstones would not mind revisiting the primitive age and meeting their long-lost ancestors.
Looking at the legion of penguins, you are going to roll over the floor and laugh at their innocent gestures.
Here is a convivial way of teaching the kids about the tundra biome. Besides, you also get to show off your creative skills.
Although this is a general tutorial on making a simple baseball field with a shoebox, you can take some help from the image and add the other elements.
A must-have for the Halloween night, the creepy diorama shows what happens when the ghosts rise from the dead and knock at the doors.
The useless shoeboxes you had been planning to get rid of are now going to come handy. In the meanwhile, you can continue shoe shopping without thinking about the fate of the empty boxes as the season of dioramas has finally begun.
Published on August 3rd 2016 by Michelle Anderson