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TROPICAL RAINFOREST DIORAMA

Create a tropical rainforest with recycled cardboard, Glu Stik, stationery supplies, and our step-by-step guide.

STEP 1: CREATE YOUR BASE

Cover the inside of the shoebox and shoebox lid with green paper.

STEP 2: DRAW TREES

Draw half of a tree trunk, aligning with the long edge of the paper and branching out. Leave a 2cm space along the edges to create tabs. Cut out the tree.

Step 3: GLUE TO BOX

Fold the tabs and glue them to the edges of the box.

STEP 4: ADD LEAVES

Cut foliage out of green paper and glue to the branches and to the edges of the box. For a 3D look, use crumpled green crepe paper.

STEP 5: ADD FERNS

Create some ferns and other rainforest plants using plain paper or crepe paper. Glue the plants to the box using a Glu Stik.

STEP 6: ADD WILDLIFE

Draw rainforest animals or cut them out from old magazines.

STEP 7: MOVE THEM IN

Position the animals inside the diorama. You can glue them onto tree branches, behind the trees, or even on top of the canopy.