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How to Make a Simple Diorama -Part 2

In this part of the tutorial we finish the diorama by adding the various images and objects.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here



Glue down the picture

Glue stick down the picture then draw a support tab on it like this.


Cut it out

Now cut it all out.


Fold it

Now you can bend it to form a standoff. Apply glue stick to that back flap.


Glue it in place

Now you can stick it to the back wall and the planet will stand out an inch, as if floating in space.


Add a support

You can make little triangular supports to hold things straight like this one on the back of the observatory.

Add a stand

You can do all kinds of standoffs to hold the various objects in different positions and different depths in the box.


The completed diorama


So now have fun! Attach various objects in various places. And at different depths. Some go on the top, the side, the bottom and they stick out from the back at various depths.

And that's it! You have made a simple and fun diorama.



Be sure to email Will a picture of your diorama! He will email you a certificate of contribution!


Shoebox Diorama of a knight and dragon

Make a Shoebox Diorama I have easy tutorials with different themes including dragon, space, rainforest, ocean and more Shoebox Diorama Tutorial is here



Will's Book on Diorama Making

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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.