These animals stand up for a wild diorama!
These animals make wonderful dimensional jungle or Africa dioramas. They can also be used as props in book reports and storytelling.
Students can use the animals interactively to generate interest in reports and to give dimensionality to dioramas with a zoo or jungle design.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Pencil, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Lion, 3-D shape from two shades of yellow cardstock or construction paper.
- With a pencil, draw a line to cut for paper layering (Figure A). Crayons, markers or pens can also be used to embellish the Lion (Figure B).
- Align the front and back Lion bodies, and fold at the top so that all four feet touch a surface at the same time.
- Fold both tabs in toward the middle, and slide the slits on the tabs together (Figure C). This will allow the animal to stand (Figure D).
- Die-cut the Jungle Leaves shapes and Bare Tree shape from assorted colors of paper, and embellish the shapes with crayons, markers or pens.
- Adhere the tree and leaves to a box to make a diorama (Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
- Figure D
English Language Arts
Speaking & Listening
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
- Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
NK.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop understanding of
- Organisms and environments