This diorama is a scene from a child’s favorite book. After the child reads a book, they can make a diorama of a favorite scene. Now you have a memorable reminder of a favorite book!
- Shoe box (or similar sized box)
- Construction paper or tempera paint
- Pencil and crayons
- Small toys or models appropriate to the story
To make a background in the box, use either construction paper or tempera paints (the construction paper is easier and less messy).
Add a character or characters to the diorama, along with the objects they have (if any). Glue them to the box. Or if you’re showing things that fly or swim, hang them from the top using threads, or attach them to the “water” in your diorama.
For example, we did “Curious George Rides a Bike”. The background is a stream in the country, where Curious George the monkey is sailing newspaper boats down the water (instead of doing his work delivering newspapers). We used a small, plastic LEGO monkey and made tiny paper boats from real newspaper.
Write the name of the book and its author on top of the box. Also have the child write his/her name on the box. Now you have a memorable reminder of a favorite book!