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Make a Shoebox Diorama - Part 3 - Some fun Variations

Here are some fun shoebox dioramas that you can make. For the knight and dragon and the rainforest I give you the artwork.

And for the dinosaur diorama I show you how to make the meteor streak across the sky. Which is a good science point that shows the theory of how the dinosaurs went extinct.



A space diorama

Space Diorama (Shoebox)

You can make a fun Space diorama where the astronaut is floating in space. I give you all the artwork. And you don't even need a shoebox. I show you how to make one out of cardboard or foamboard. Make a Shoebox Space Diorama


Shoebox Diorama of a knight and dragon

Shoebox diorama that is suitable for most ages. It has a dragon that breathes fire and a knight. A couple of nice things about it is that the dragon appears to be suspended in mid-air. This tutorial comes with all the artwork so you can print it out and color it. Easy and fun Shoebox Diorama Tutorial is here


A dinosaur Diorama

A Dinosaur Diorama - This is an active diorama - The meteor flashes across the sky and the volcano erupts. Easy to make and teaches about the theories of dinosaur extinction. Nice learning shoebox diorama. The Active Dinosaur Diorama


Ocean Diorama

Ocean Diorama - This is one of my favorite projects. It uses a cookie tin to simulate a porthole which is a nice addition to the ocean theme. Fun Project Tutorial is here


RainForest Diorama

Rainforest Diorama - This is a nice learning tool. The construction of the diorama helps explain the unique environment of the rainforest - Tutorial here


A paper diorama

Paper Dioramas (Tatebanko)

Tatebanko is the ancient japanese art of paper diorama making. And I have lots of them! Many of them you can download, print and make yourself. Paper dioramas They include: A castle scene, Halloween, a dragon, Adventure Time, Lord of the Rings and Egypt!



Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.