Dioramas are 3-D models that typically have a painted background. Some dioramas have a glass front or are encased in glass. Using a diorama to re-create and illustrate the world famous historical Stonehenge is an excellent way to exhibit the beauty of the monument. Adding a few realistic figures of sheep and people that are proportional to stones in Stonehenge will allow viewers to get an accurate image of the size of the monument.
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Things you need
- Small Box
- Paper mache
- People figures
- Sheep figures
Cut the longer side of small box or a shoebox out leaving the bottom for the diorama of Stonehenge and 3 sides to paint a background scene. Alternatively, you may cut the other two short sizes leaving a bottom for the model and one backside panel to be painted.
Create an outline of the location of the stones in Stonehenge on the bottom of the box with a pencil using a aerial image to guide the placement of the stones.
Paint the grass and paths on the bottom of the box.
Paint the background and sides-if you kept them-with a scene of an open grazing field with a herd of sheep.
Glue large rocks to the display board or rocks made of paper mache in the formation of the stones at Stonehenge.
Glue a few sheep figures in front of the background that are in proportion to the stones at Stonehenge.
[Optional] Glue a few human tourist figures-that are proportional-to the foot path around the Stonehenge monument.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure the cardboard is strong enough to support the weight of the rocks that you choose for the Stonehenge diorama.
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