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Tell fairy tales and folktales again and again with these dioramas. Even tall tales seem almost real with these miniature settings and characters!
Read folk and fairy tales in picture books. Try to find stories from several cultures and times. Look closely at pictures and listen to the words to find out all about the setting. Talk with classmates about the characters, their appearances, and the way they talk and act.
After experiencing several folk and fairy tales, students will write an original tale. Once satisfied with their writing, students build dioramas to retell the story's setting and characters using recycled items.
Use Crayola® Scissors to cut paper to fit in the back of the box.
Cover your art area with newspaper. Make a wet watercolor backdrop by brushing clear water over paper with a Crayola Watercolor Brush. Brush Crayola Washable Watercolors on the wet paper. Swirl and blend colors in your wash. Air dry flat.
Spread Crayola School Glue on the back of your diorama box. Attach the watercolor backdrop.
Shape miniature story characters from Crayola Model Magic. Create your own colors by kneading color from Crayola Washable Markers into white Model Magic. Sculpt each character to show personalities.
Use craft items to decorate your characters. For example, embed feathers for wings and beads for buttons in your damp figures. Add fairy sparkles with Crayola® Glitter Glue. Air dry at least overnight.
Combine Model Magic with chenille stems, plastic bottle caps, and small boxes to make furniture, buildings or other objects in your story's setting. Air dry overnight.
Arrange everything in the box. Glue in place if you want the display to be permanent. Cover the box opening with cellophane if you wish. Glue in place. Air dry.
Use Fairy Folktale Dioramas to retell your original story. Or make up your own new tales. Add your own plot twists and turns to familiar stories. Share your stories with classmates.
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