Monday, July 9, 2012

Keep Your Kids Busy with a Diorama

Before the dreaded, "I'm bored" from my kids set in, I had a project in mind to entertain them for a while.  I encouraged them to make a diorama.  They, along with a neighbor kid, quickly decided to make beach scenes.  I gathered boxes and some other supplies and they got to work making their beach scenes.  I figured this would take some time, but I didn't realize how long they would work at this project.  I didn't time it, but they spent a good amount of the afternoon making their diorama and had a lot of fun making them.  Here are my girls finished projects (our neighbor boy took his before I snapped a photo of it):

I love these!  They also play with them with their little dolls and other figurines.

This is a simple project and children can come up with whatever scene they like.  If they get stuck or need some ideas, make suggestions.  They usually jump on the suggestions and go a bit further with the creativity.


Beth said...

I forgot about dioramas! My son had to do some for co-op classes, but what a great summer idea! Thanks!!

nyctalon said...

I love dioramas! They're so fun! I get my younger siblings together (they're about 10yrs younger than me-) and we do dioramas based off of favorite books. Making them is really loads of great fun!

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