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Jungle Diorama


  • Acrylic paint
  • Woven moss
  • Magazine picture
  • Rocks
  • Sticks
  • Green paper
  • Grass
  • Twig
  • Foliage


  1. Step 1

    We made our jungle out of toy packaging; you can cut your own frame from cardboard and tape or glue it to a box.

  2. Step 2

    Paint box with acrylic paint to cover the printing. Line bottom of box with woven moss. Glue a magazine picture inside as a background.

  3. Step 3

    Cut animal images out of magazines, and glue to rocks, sticks, or box itself.

  4. Step 4

    To make grass stand up, fold a 1-inch-wide strip of green paper lengthwise, and glue real blades of grass to one side sticking up from fold; stand grass assembly in box, and weight with a rock.

  5. Step 5

    Cut a twig 1/4 inch longer than the box is wide, wedge across box, and hot-glue. Glue foliage to box.

  6. Step 6

    Hang Spanish moss from the corners. Glue or set animals in place.

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 7 2003