Easy Diorama Valentine – For Kids of All Ages

Hello Friends!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day I have two opinions.

  •  It is silly to spend a lot of money.
  •  Handmade gifts are always the best gifts.

With that said, today I am going to show you how to make a unique, super cool, three-dimensional, handmade valentine and practically no cost.

Diorama Valentine

Make this easy diorama valentine

 Let’s get started!

Valentine Supplies

The goal with this project is to use supplies that you have around the house. Open up that junk drawer and lay out the goods.

Here is what I used to make my diorama.

  • Small cardboard box (the size that earrings would come in)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Wallpaper samples
  • Random toy dinosaur
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush

Diorama Valentine

Now it is time to get creative. I decided that I wanted to create a landscape  for my little dinosaur to hang out in. With my scrap-book paper, I started building my landscape in layers.

water color diorama valentine

I ran out of color options with my paper, so I painted some of the paper with green watercolor paint to create a “grassy hill”. I could have also used a colored marker.

Diorama Valentine

With the glue stick, I attached each layer inside the cardboard box.

Using diffident textures will create an interesting diorama.

heart box cover

I did the same to the top of the box.

Easy Diorama Valentine

I attached my dinosaur inside the diorama and added a sweet message. Put on your thinking cap to create something nice to say….or Google it.

Diorama Valentine by Paper and Fox

So there you go,  a creative, one of a kind, handmade diorama valentine.

Happy Valentines Day!

XOXO Carmody

10 Responses to Easy Diorama Valentine – For Kids of All Ages

  1. Karla February 3, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Such great idea thanks for sharing i’m so excited about valentines day :)

    • carmody February 4, 2015 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks so much Karla!

  2. Emily, Our house now a home February 5, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    This is beyond adorable! I have two little boys who are obsessed with dinosaurs and would love something like this. So cute!

  3. CereusArt February 6, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    too cute!

  4. Lisa February 19, 2015 at 6:10 am #

    This is awesome! I love a good diorama, especially one made with the cheapest of materials

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