The diorama! Can you believe I have been a parent for almost nine years and have not yet done a diorama? Truth be told, I am not all that "into" artistic things, and neither is my first born. My second born, now five, however, is a major artist. She loves, loves, loves to do art. She found this in a book and immediately wanted to create it. This is found in the book Cats Sleep Anywhere published by D.C. Heath and Company. (true...strange title for a book with a dinosaur activity in it?).
- shoe box
- twigs or small branches
- one straw
Make the Dinosaur:
- Fold your paper in half.
- Draw a dinosaur on one half of the paper. Make it so the top of the head and the back are on the fold of the paper.
- Cut out the dinosaur. Do not cut along the fold where the dinosaur's back and head are.
- Color the dinosaur with the crayons.
- Cut the straw into four equal sized pieces.
- Tape one straw piece to each leg of the dinosaur on the inside of the dinosaur.
Make the Home:
- Cut one long side of the shoebox off so it is open at the top.
- Color in the sky, grass, mountains, a sun...you could also make these out of paper and glue them in place.
- Take your two twig pieces and adhere them to a large rock with the bandaid.
- Put your dino and rocks in the shoebox. Ta-da!