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World Environment Day

Learn about the environment and caring for our planet this World Environment Day. What better way to learn than with craft? Environmental craft ideas and activities just for you.

Environmental Diorama

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  • Step 1Paint the outside of your diorama. You may like to try a simplified world map! Set aside to dry.
  • Put your hand inside the diorama while you paint the outside. This makes it easier to hold it steady.
  • Step 3Paint the inside of your diorama using a lighter colour as this will enhance your diorama scene. You may like to paint one colour or do an entire background scene.
  • Step 4While your diorama is drying think about an environmental issue that you could portray inside your diorama.
  • Step 5Using moulding clay, create some objects and animals for your scene. You may like to make some fish, birds, trees and rocks.
  • If you wanted to place a tree in your scene you could make one out of the clay or bend one out of chenille stems!
  • Step 7To hang something inside your diorama, push some thin yarn into the top of your moulded object using a pencil and then cover the hole with a small piece of the clay. Place a small piece of masking tape near the top of the string and then carefully stick it to the roof of the diorama.
  • If it is too long, the masking tape makes it easy to pull the string off and change the length.
  • Step 9For an underwater scene you may like to cut some thin strips of blue cellophane and tape them to the roof of the diorama using the masking tape.

Materials used in this activity

Product Code: 10392 500g
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Product Code: 10395 500g
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted
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Product Code: 10708 Pack of 30
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Chenille Stems - Bright
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Product Code: 10825 Pack of 100
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Product Code: 10897 Pack of 20
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Masking Tape
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Product Code: 11775 24mm x 50m
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Product Code: 12375 48m
EACH $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)
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Cellophane Squares
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Product Code: 13491 Pack of 200
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Papier Mache Bauble Diorama
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Product Code: 13996  
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Product Code: 15327 500g
EACH $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml
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Product Code: 15800 Set of 11 colours
EACH $86.88 (inc GST) $78.98 (ex GST)
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