Dora Winter Diorama

Dora Winter Diorama

We used a shoebox, but you can create a diorama using any size box.

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Dora Winter Diorama

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

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Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Dora Diorama Backgrounds
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Newspapers or drop cloth
  • Craft glue (such as Sobo)
  • Small paintbrush
  • White and assorted-colored glitter
  • Shoe box (or other box)
  • 1 roll polyester fill
  • Pipe cleaners in black, brown, orange, pink, and purple
  • 1 2-in. diameter polystyrene ball
  • 1 1-in. diameter polystyrene ball
  • Lightweight cardboard or posterboard (optional)
  • 2 1-1/2-in. diameter polystyrene cones
  • 2 beads (optional)
  • Dora Diorama Figures
  • Safety scissors
Tip: We used a shoebox, but you can create a diorama using any size of box.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Print the diorama backgrounds and have kids color in the scenes with pencils or crayons.

  2. Step 2

    Cover the work area with newspapers or a drop cloth. Have kids drizzle the glue all over the three panel backgrounds and use the small paintbrush to spread the glue into a thin, even layer. Kids can then sprinkle white glitter all over the scenes. Let the panels dry for about 30 minutes, and then shake off the excess glitter. Trim the background and side panels to fit inside the shoe box and glue them in place.

  3. Step 3

    To create a base for the diorama, place the box's lid upside down on the table and fit the box (on its side) inside and toward the back of the lid. To make the snowy yard, cut a piece of polyester fill to fit the lid. (You don't need to glue the fill in place.)

  4. Step 4

    To make the snowman, snip a 3/4-inch-long piece of pipe cleaner. Press one end into the 2-inch polystyrene ball and then push the 1-inch ball onto the exposed end of the pipe cleaner. (Note: snipped pipe cleaners can be a little bit sharp, so parents may want to do these steps.) Snip short pieces of pipe cleaners for the snowman's eyes, buttons, arms, and nose. To make the snowman's hat, tightly coil a black pipe cleaner around your index and middle fingers. Pinch it together slightly so it holds its shape. Glue the coil on and let dry for about 30 minutes. You can glue a small circle of poster board to the bottom of the snowman to help him stand.

  5. Step 5

    For the trees, have kids drip glue around the circumference of the polystyrene cones and sprinkle on the colored glitter. (Cut the base of one cone first if you want the trees to be at different heights.) If you like, glue a bead to the top of each cone as a tree topper. Let the glue dry (from ten minutes to two hours, depending on how much glue was used) and shake off the excess glitter.

  6. Step 6

    Print the Dora Diorama Figures and help kids cut out the figures. Fold the bottom tab back to make the figures stand up. You can glue a small square of cardboard or poster board to the bottom tab to help them stand.

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