Happy International Museum Day, everyone! Here ate Friday Frivolity we are celebrating museums. Every year on May 18 Museum Day has been held since 1977. Nearly 30,000 museums across the globe have participated. If you weren’t able to make it to a museum today I’m sharing 10 dioramas you can make at home to explore art and nature with your children.
1. Polar Habitat Diorama
FirstPalette’s Polar Habitat Diorama brings the Arctic and Antarctic animals like polar bears and seals to your living room.
2. rainforest Diorama
3D Geography shared tons of ideas for a rainforest diorama including using toy animals as props and using their free downloadable backgrounds.
3. Interactive dinosaur diorama
Storm the Castle created an awesome, interactive dinosaur diorama that changes from a basic daytime scene to a dark sky after a meteor appears.
4. Solar system diorama
HobbyCraft has a very thorough how-to for a solar system diorama that uses gold paper for Saturn’s rings.
5. Famous art tatebanko
Tatebanko is the Japanese art of paper dioramas. Artful Kids sells insanely awesome kits to make tatebanko in four scenes: The Scream (Munch), The Bedroom (van Gogh), The Persistence of Memory (Dali) and The Great Save (Hokusai).
6. Ancient Egypt diorama
The sixth grade class of Scared Heart School made Ancient Egypt dioramas that are quite inspiring. I love how the incorporated the Nile and didn’t solely focus on the pyramids.
7. Ocean diorama
The Spruce shared a very simple ocean diorama craft for kids aged three and up which even includes an island beach scene.
8. Native American diorama
EatPrayTravelTeach shared a fifth grade social studies project on Native Americans. There is a ton of inspiration. One child used real cacti and graham crackers in their diorama.
9. Insect diorama
Art Lessons for Kids shared a grade one insect diorama that is crazy cute and can be customized to suit your little’s favorite bugs.
10. Plant cell diorama
Crafts ‘n Coffee made an amazing 3D plant cell diorama. It uses foam sheets to create the cell parts and it’s a true work of art.
What fun dioramas have you made?
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