How to Make an Astronaut Diorama Project

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are going to be giving a presentation about space, astronauts or the solar system, you can make your presentation more exciting by providing the audience with a visual display to look at as you speak. For example, you can make a diorama of a man walking on the moon using a few basic craft supplies, such as a paper shoebox, acrylic paint, modelling clay and a plastic figure of an astronaut.

Paint the inside of the shoebox with black acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Paint tiny white dots inside the box to symbolise stars and galaxies. Allow the white paint to dry as before.

Press grey modelling clay into one side of the inside of the box. This will represent the surface of the moon.

Place a hot glue stick into a hot glue gun, then plug it in to heat up for at least five minutes.

Hot glue a plastic astronaut onto the modelling clay. Allow the glue to cool and harden before displaying the diorama.

Things You'll Need

  • Shoebox
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic astronaut figure
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
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