Introduction: Easter Toon Diorama
Hi, my name is Teagan and I love creating art with my dad. We enjoy working with woods, resin, different tools and paints, and experimenting to see what works best for each project.
As I had an Easter project to complete for school, ( to create an Easter Garden Diorama) we decided to build a 3D model using layers of wood.
NB. You could also achieve a similar result using cardboard if you were unable to use wood, which could be cut using scissors or a craft knife, (always use safety equipment).
I hope you enjoy learning how to make this layered model 'toon' diorama. Thanks so much for visiting my project.
printer for the base templates
MDF or Ply Wood ( I used 4mm Ply wood )
Safety eye protection
Step 1: Design
Sketch an idea of what you would like to build.
Step 2: Print
Print out base templates (one for each layer) in my project i used 7 layers
Step 3: Draw
Draw each layer starting with the front one first
Trace each next layer over the last
It may help to identify each layer with a reference number
My first layer was grass, my last was a hill in the distance
Step 4: Cut Out
With scissors roughly cut out the templates
Don't cut to close to the lines as you'll need them as a guide when cutting the wood
Step 5: Stick
Mix one part PVA glue with approximately 5 parts water and brush on to the wood
stick the templates to the wood and brush the diluted glue on top again
then allow them to dry
Step 6: Saw
Use a scroll saw to cut the wood in the outline of the templates
**Always use appropriate safety equipment when using tools**
Step 7: Peel
Write on the back of the wood the layer referance number
Peel the templates off the wood (if needed brush the paper with water and allow to soak)
Step 8: Sanding
Lightly sand the edges of the wood to remove any roughness and prevent splinters
Step 9: Paint
Decorate all your layers how ever you like
I used Acrylic paint and felt tip pens
**IMPORTANT only decorate the parts you will see when assembled
Leaving enough wood clear to glue together all the layers**
Step 10: Build
Start with the last layer and use PVA (no water) and stick the layers together
Step 11: Clamp
Clamp the pieces together until the glue is dry for 30 minuets to an hour
Step 12: Finished
Remove the clamps and Tadaaa!
Participated in the
2 years ago
That is so cute! I love the little bunny :)
2 years ago
I absolutely LOVE 💕 this project!!! Teagan is such a talented, creative & skilful little girl and it’s so fabulous to see her learning such amazing skills with her Dad!! Absolutely brilliant!!! ☺️🥰👍🏼
2 years ago
Great project! I enjoy seeing parent-child projects like this, well done to both of you!