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How To Make a Diorama

Watch more Craft Ideas for Kids videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make a diorama by following these instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose theme Decide on a theme, such as the ocean, the rainforest, the solar system, or a favorite scene from a book. Make a list of all the elements to include and any important action in the scene you want to depict. Step 2: Decorate box Turn a cardboard box, like a shoebox, on its side. Paint the colors of the background landscape, including the sea, sky, and ground, or glue construction paper to the inside. Decorate the top and both sides. Let it dry thoroughly. Step 3: Add figurines Gather your miniature figurines, or cut out figures from construction paper or cardboard painted to look like the people, objects, or animals in your scene. Tip Keep proper scale in mind for realism. The miniature standard is 1 foot to 1 inch. Step 4: Glue figurines Work from the back of the box to the front, placing your figures inside. Glue them in place when you find the layout you like. Step 5: Add details Consider hanging objects from the top of the box, such as birds, or fish in an ocean scene, using dental floss or sewing thread and clear tape. Those extra details will bring life to your display and wow your classmates! Did You Know? The 2006 film _Night at the Museum_ recreated many of the real-life, massive dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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