When was the last time you thought about dioramas? For me, I think that I can remember doing some sort of sea life diorama at some point in elementary school. So, why am I bringing this up?
Well, I have had a few things come together that all seemed to point to making a diorama with my dd. You may be aware that we have been reading about countries in Africa and that I am also a member of The Old Schoolhouse Crew. I recently received some Schleich figures (review coming later) that could easily be used with our African studies.
Rather that having some loose animals around the house, I decided to corral them in a Sterilite bin. A 16QT Sterlite bin to be exact. That got started the wheels in my head spinning and I thought that, “wouldn’t it be great to have some scenery in this bin for the African animals?” However, I do not enjoy putting forth extra effort for something that will not last and be used many times. So, I started searching the internet and gathering ideas for a diorama that can be used for our geography studies now and our biomes study later.
The next post in this series will detail how we began with painting the scenery.