How to Make Evergreen Trees for a Diorama

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How to Make Evergreen Trees for a Diorama
Evergreen trees grow in forests and fields and keep their needles through all seasons. (evergreen branches image by Jackie DeBusk from Fotolia.com)

Dioramas are usually small models of bigger areas or items. For example, a forest diorama would contain trees, grass and other materials made much smaller than their actual real-life tree and grass counterparts. Dioramas can be made from shoe boxes, wood and other small and easily portable materials. Evergreen trees grow in forests and fields and keep their needles year-round. Making evergreen trees for your diorama requires basic knowledge of what an evergreen tree looks like and some basic craft supplies.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Clay putty
  • Toothpicks
  • Evergreen tree needles (optional)
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Dark green marker

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove your clay putty from its package. Pull out small bits of clay putty with your hands. Shape each bit into a small circle. Each clay bit will be the base of each of your evergreen trees.

  2. 2

    Take out your toothpicks from their package. Place one toothpick into each clay base. Make sure the toothpick stands up straight in each of your clay bases.

  3. 3

    Cut out circular cone shapes from your paper with your scissors. Make the tops pointed and the bottoms rounded to resemble an evergreen tree.

  4. 4

    Start at the bottom of each of your paper circular cones and cut out pointed lines in the shape of evergreen tree branches. Cut pointed lines all the way to the top of each paper circular cone on both the right and left sides.

  5. 5

    Colour your paper circular cones in with green marker. Attach evergreen pine needles to each branch of your paper circular cones, if desired, with glue.

  6. 6

    Pick up each of your paper circular cones. Glue their flat backs to your toothpicks to finish each evergreen tree for your diorama.

  7. 7

    Place each evergreen tree around your diorama as desired. Push each clay base lightly into your diorama's surface to make sure each tree sticks.

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