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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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Celebrate World Environment Day by creating your very own minaiture world! Think about an environmental issue that you are passionate about and create a scene inside the bauble diorama.
  • 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

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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
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Chenille Stems - Bright - Pack of 100
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Student Scissors - Pack of 20
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Masking Tape - 24mm x 50m
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Product Code: 12375
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Cellophane Squares - Pack of 200
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Product Code: 13491
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Papier Mache Bauble Diorama
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml - Set of 11 colours
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