Bike & Hike—Try New Trails!

Bike & Hike—Try New Trails! craft

All over the world, people enjoy trails and paths while they stay fit surrounded by nature. Depict your favorite way to experience—and care for—the outdoors in a fun-to-make diorama.

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    Scooter, skate, bike, or walk? How do you move in the great outdoors? Show the kinds of recreation that you, your friends, or your family enjoy—and take care of nature at the same time! You can make this diorama with mostly recycled materials.

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    Start with the setting—do you go to the mountains, the shore, or your city park? Use construction paper to cover a cardboard box to show the natural environment. With more cardboard, make and color cutouts of trees, canyon edges, mountains, or cacti, for example, to show where you like to bike or hike. Use Crayola Colored Pencils and Markers to make realistic scenery. Glue everything in place, using bits of cardboard to make things stand out from the background.

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    Draw yourself and people on the trail with you on cardboard. Show your equipment, such as hiking sticks, bikes, or horses. Include tabs on the edges where your figures will stand. Color and cut out the pieces. Glue them into the "green" scene. Air-dry the glue.

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    Show your diorama to your family. Together, plan your next trip! Take care of the natural environment that you enjoy so much.