How to Make an Astronaut Diorama Project

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How to Make an Astronaut Diorama Project
You can use a diorama as an accompaniment for a report. (astronaut with space bg image by patrimonio designs from

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.

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Things you need

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

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

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