A Mini Dinosaur World Created in a Box

One enterprising Year 2 pupil showed us their mini “Jurassic Park” that they had created for a school project all about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric animals.  The child had made their own mini dinosaur world using a cardboard box, some paints, tissue paper, small sticks and gravel.

A Mini Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Theme Park

A dinoaur scene in a box.

A mini dinosaur world created by a Year 2 pupil.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The dinosaurs look very much at home in this scene, there is a river with a waterfall, the effect of the foaming water being created by scrunching up some tissue paper.  The designer has provided the dinosaurs with a stone bridge so that they can cross safely to the other side of the river and reach the dinosaur nest composed of small sticks.  The nest contains some yellow dinosaur eggs, which are being guarded by a meat-eating dinosaur.

A large, herbivorous dinosaur, a long-necked Sauropod browses nearby and our dinosaur and fossil experts really liked the model tree complete with red fruits that had been added to the diorama.  In the background a volcano is erupting.  The brown paper makes an effective cone and the red tissue represents the lava erupting and descending the slope to threaten the prehistoric animals.

Our congratulations to the young model maker for building such a clever and colourful dinosaur diorama.