Supplies: 
  • 1 shoe box with lid
  • 1 plastic container (from sour cream)
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • Cotton balls
  • Multiple twigs or small pinecones
  • Light blue paper (to tape inside shoe box)
  • Mixture of white paint and school glue
  • Aluminium foil
  • Tape
Instructions: 
  1. Cover the inside of the shoebox with light blue paper.
  2. Turn the lid of the box upside down and place the shoe box into the lid on the side. Attach with tape.
  3. Tear the aluminium foil into pointy mountains.
  4. Scrunch a ball of aluminium foil and shape it to be slightly pointy at the top. 
  5. Place this on top of the plastic container. Cover with aluminium foil to make a 3-D mountain.
  6. Paint 'snow' on the top of the mountains with the paint/glue mixture. Let dry.
  7. Once your mountains are dry, tape to the back of the diorama.
  8. Cover the bottom of your diorama with pulled apart cotton balls.  Make a snow hill on one side of the diorama.
  9. Place your large sour cream container mountain on the side without the hill.
  10. To make your ski man, take two popsicle sticks and one pipe cleaner. Cut the pipe cleaner in half.
  11. Fold one end of the pipe cleaner around the middle of one of the popsicle sticks and then the other end of the pipe cleaner around the popsicle stick. 
  12. Pinch the pipe cleaner in the middle to form the skier's legs.
  13. Take the second pipe cleaner and bend the top around to make a circle for the head. Twist the other end around the pointy bit you made for the legs.
  14. Use the other pipe cleaner half to twist around the body to make arms.
  15. Place your ski man on top of the cotton wool hill so he looks like he is about to ski down it.
  16. Add twigs and pinecones to the scene by pushing into a cotton ball to stabilize.
  17. Glue the cotton ball to the diorama.
  18. Add sprigs in your diorama to look like trees.

Snow Scene Diorama