How to build a Dinosaur Diorama
Dinosaurs continue to be one of the most popular animals for study by students and adults. In their time there were herbivore dinosaur and predator carnivore dinosaurs. Dinosaurs as we all know flourished and then vanished from existence on earth in a relatively abrupt span of time. Today few survivors including crocodiles, alligators and sharks exist from the dinosaur era. For these reasons dinosaurs are a very popular topic for school education and school project like dinosaur dioramas. If a dinosaur diorama is your chosen school project they are very easy to construct. First take an old shoe box and turn it on it’s side or if you wish to be imaginative turn it on end. First with blue construction paper or paint color the top half or the box blue for the sky. Next create mountains for the next layer after that layer in the foothills utilizing the bottom half of the box. Last use green construction paper to resemble grass floor. To give the diorama a 3 dimensional look you could add trees or ferns that come up from the floor at staggered intervals. The featured item of the dinosaur diorama of course is the dinosaurs. For best impact and realism plastic dinosaur toy miniatures can be placed in various positions to complement the setting you have created.
You could combine a herbivore dinosaur with a predator dinosaur and overhead suspended with fishing line or secured to the back wall a flying dinosaur. Dinosaur dioramas do not have to be land scenes, they could be air or water scenes as well. For a water dinosaur diorama the first step would be to show a small strip of air above the water line. Here you could place the sky with clouds and sun or a simple shoreline. Below the waterline you could have varying shades of blue with lighter colors at the top to darker shades or even black low as the effects of sunlight are diminished the deeper the water. Dinosaurs lived in the water and there are a wide range of animals you could suspend with fishing line from above or secure to the back of the diorama. The Dunkleosteus Toy Dinosaur represents just one of several options for a water dinosaur diorama. The Rhamphorhynchus dinosaur is one of the newest and most unique examples of flying dinosaurs available for a possible verticle dinosaur diorama. For land dinosaur dioramas you may wish to use a lesser known dinosaur like the Spinosaurus instead of the most popular T Rex or Brachiosaurus. Whatever your choice dinoaur dioramas are excellent for hand on education, imagination and creativity. Maybe one day in the distant future another species will do human dioramas but until that occurs dinosaurs will continue to reign supreme in the minds and studies of one of the most interesting animals to have ever roamed the earth. For this reason dinosaur dioramas will continue to be fun, popular and fascinating for children and adults of all ages.
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