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Make a Trick or Treat bag with a Diorama in it

One of the beautiful things about diorama making is that the housing for the diorama itself can be unique and have a meaning related to the scene of the diorama.

And this is what this project is about. We have all gone trick or treating with our bag of candy. But, wouldn't it be cool if there were a little scene inside your bag? Something Halloween themed that people could look at?

Yup, that's what this project is. How to make a diorama of a halloween scene and put it right inside your trick or treat bag.

This project is also on my youtube channel right here. It's on my youtube channel here.


Here is the trick or treat bag with the diorama in it.

The trick or treat bag

And here is a close up of the diorama.

Close up of the diorama


We Make A Haunted House -

We chose to make a haunted house. It is a classic theme and scene for halloween. But you can make any kind of scene that you like. First thing to do is decide what scene you want to make. Here are some suggestions:

  • Graveyard
  • Catacombs
  • Haunted Church
  • Vampires Lair
  • Zombie Apocalypse scene
  • Scene from a Horror Movie
  • Scene from a Video game

Our Haunted House has three rooms: A Kitchen, an attic and a Banquet Hall. The scene depicts a woman (Bloody Mary) preparing food in the kitchen (looks like human flesh) and our guests are in the Banquet Hall starting their feast. Creepy!

Once you have your idea - From here you should do some drawings. This will help you visualize what you are making and the things that you will need for the project.

Shape the building with cardboard

We started by making the haunted house with cereal box cardboard. Here you can see the walls of the three rooms. And we left the outer walls off of it so we could work on it!


Let's Take a look at the first room: The Kitchen

The Kitchen


The Process of making this room:

Chandelier, curtains and table

This is a pretty simple room and there are just a few things. First off we painted the basic color scheme of the walls, floor and ceiling. Then we added the various parts.

The windows are cereal box cardboard painted. Then we glued a layer of clear plastic bag over them to make the glass.

The Chandelier: is made up of simple plastic beads assembled together with some wire.

The Table - Balsa wood painted brown


The curtains

The Curtains: Are brown paper folded accordian style. The curtain rods are toothpicks!


The Two Figures:

The miniature Hatchet Mary and skeleton are just some figures that I have as part of my collection.We removed her sword and replaced it with a chef's knife. We also severed a head from another figure and put it in Mary's hand.


We added a paper dress and some blood spatter and she is ready to prepare the food! LOL


Cotton balls or pillow stuffing is perfect to make cobwebs in the corners of the room. Just pull pieces off and glue them carefully in the corners.


NextOk, the Kitchen is done. Let's move onto the Attic



Watch the Video tutorial here



Halloween Project Day 2 - Plague Mask

It was a real thing in the middle ages during the plague. They wore these masks! You can make one with a few simple materials. Make a Medieval Plague Mask


Make a simple diorama

This is a great project for kids. You need a small box, glue stick, scissors and a magazine. That's it. I show you how to make a simple diorama.


Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.