When you are writing a report about different cultures around the world, you can make your report stand out by combining it with a visual display, such as a diorama. For example, you can make a diorama of a tribal village complete with stick huts to accompany a paper about the culture of tribal communities. You can make a stick hut diorama using materials that can be purchased from any arts and crafts supply store.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Toilet paper tube
- Pen knife
- Tacky glue
- Dried moss
- Small sticks
- Pruning shears
- Paper cone cups
- Straw or raffia
Place an empty toilet paper tube horizontally onto a table top, and cut the tube into four sections using a pen knife.
Place a sheet of cardboard onto the table. Squeeze tacky glue around one edge of each tube section, and press the glued edge of each tube against the cardboard. Each tube section will be a single stick hut. Arrange the tube sections to look like a village. Allow the glue to dry for 20 minutes.
Cover the remaining cardboard with a layer of tacky glue, and cover the glue with dried moss. Allow the glue to dry for 20 minutes.
Cut very small sticks to lengths measuring 2 inches long using pruning shears. Squeeze a layer of tacky glue around the outside of each hut, then press cut sticks onto the glue. Position the sticks so that they are sticking up vertically around the outside of each hut. Allow the glue to dry for 20 minutes.
Cover the outside of four paper cone cups with tacky glue, and cover the glue with 2 inch long pieces of raffia or straw. Allow the glue to dry for 20 minutes.
Squeeze a line of tacky glue around the lip of each paper cone cup, and press each glued edge onto the top of a stick hut. This will be the straw top of the hut. Allow the glue to dry for 20 minutes before displaying the stick hut diorama.
Tips and warnings
- Keep pruning shears out of the reach of children.
- Use pruning shears under adult supervision.
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