A while back, we made a Beach Shoebox Diorama and the kids had so much with it that I thought we should make another one. So for this linkup with the Early Elementary Blogging Team, we decided to make a simple and fun Farm Shoebox Diorama Craft!
If you’re looking for a low-prep, easy craft that will keep your kids entertained, this is it! Roo, my most active child by a mile, actually sat in one spot and played quietly with the diorama after we finished. Talk about miracles!
Read on to see how to make this craft with your kids!
If you love this activity, don’t miss our other farm learning ideas, including our list of Kids’ Books about Farms and our printable Farm Animal Flashcards!
Farm Shoebox Diorama Craft
To make this craft, you’ll need the following:
- An empty shoebox (a child’s size shoebox is perfect)
- A copy of our free Farm Shoebox Diorama Printable Pack
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Play sand
Our Farm Shoebox Diorama Printable Pack has a background and farm props such as a barn, a tractor, and some farm animals. But you can also have your child draw his or her own farm pictures if you want to add a bit more art to the project.
After we cut out all of the pictures, Roo got to work on the background. We just used a blue marker for the sky, then he glued the farm scenery onto the bottom of the shoebox.
Then it was time to add the props! You simply fold each prop on the dashed line, then unfold it slightly to make them stand up!
Roo placed everything where he thought it should go.
Then we poured in about a cup of play sand. (Note: Resting the shoebox in the lid is a HUGE help when it comes to clean up.)
And we’re done!
If you look at Roo’s face, it’s basically saying “Hurry up and take the picture so I can play with it, Mom!” 🙂 And that’s what he did. He sat there for over an hour playing with his farm set.
And it only took 10 minutes to make!
Round out your farm theme with these other farm resources!
Get even more craft ideas from my Simple Crafts for Kids board on Pinterest!
Check out the other fun farm-themed posts by the Early Elementary Blogging Team!