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Egyptian Tatebanko Project

This is a nice little tatebanko project that you can print up and put together. I give you everything you need including the tatebanko box. You can of course add your own little parts to it. Just a matter of your imagination.

This scene is an egyptian scene with pyramids, the sphinx, and a caravan of camels walking across the desert.

This is one of my tatebanko projects and you can go to my tatebanko home page for more projects.

I also have a companion video to this project so you can see the booklet, the completed tatebanko and get more ideas on how to make it. This video is at the bottom of this page.


The finished box


This project is easy to make. You print up the packet, cut it out and assemble it. I recommend you first make the box but leave one end open. Then cut out all the pieces and glue them down to the bottom sheet. Then you can insert that assembly into the box you made. Don't forget to add the sun!

use manila folder

Recommendation: It is tricky to do this project with plain old printer paper. I recommend that if you have cardstock you put that in your printer and print up the packet on that. If you don't have card stock then print out this packet and gluestick down the sheets to cereal box cardboard then cut that out and assemble it. You can also use manila folders for this.


Next Download the 5 page pdf here

Install the scene


Being Creative:

You should color all the various pieces any way you want, and do it before you cut it all out. It is much easier that way. And, seeing as you have a blank tatebanko box you can be creative and make your own tatebanko about just about anything.




Our Tatebanko Project on Amazon.com


Available on Amazon.com here: Tatebanko Paper Diorama - Dragon's Lair

Tatebanko, or paper dioramas, often depict traditional scenic perspectives but can be used to create almost any amazing diorama. Uniquely combining two-dimensional materials to create and three-dimensional space, this ancient Japanese art and hobby originated in the Edo period (17th century) and remained popular into the 20th century before it was nearly forgotten. StormTheCastle.com has revived this wonderful pastime for your enjoyment! Enclosed in this package you will find everything you need to create your very own tatebanko box! This Tatebanko project is easy to make and looks spectacular. Picture a red dragon sleeping upon his treasure trove in its dark, deep lair with the remains of adventurers past scattered about the cave. Suddenly, it smells something... delicious-it smells a knight-our knight, bravely entering the lair where the awakened dragon is biding his time, waiting in the dark for a hero to emerge and rise to the challenge!


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