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    Creating Dioramas in Tinkercad

    Jessy Ratfink
    Published on - March 16, 2022 by Jessy Ratfink

    Inspiration, #tinkertogether

    Dioramas are a fantastic way to utilize Tinkercad and learn about 3D design without needing to print your models!

    Best of all, they can be used with any subject material to make learning a little more interesting. 

    Enter the new Diorama Challenge on Instructables! You can enter both digital and physical dioramas. 


    Also on Instructables, there is a handy tutorial by WeTeachThemSTEM that shares how you can use Tinkercad to digitally design your own diorama. Check it out if you're not sure where to start. 

    In this blog post, I'm going to share a few of my favorite dioramas from the gallery along with some fun prompts to get you, your kids, or your students making!


    Recreate a Scene From a Book

    Do you have a favorite book? Or maybe one you're reading for school at the moment?

    Trying building it in Tinkercad! Above is the desert island from Lord of the Flies as imagined by JuBergeron04. 

    Other scenes to consider: 

    • Winston Smith's apartment from the novel 1984
    • The gods and goddesses of The Odyssey
    • Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff common rooms from the Harry Potter series
    • The Tree of Heaven from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    We'd love to see any literature-focused dioramas you make!


    Explore Physical Geography 

    Physical geography includes hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and glaciology among many other fields!

    Here's a few ideas to get you started:

    • Use Tinkercad to model and explain the water cycle.
    • Create different aquatic ecosystems to show how they differ.
    • Design different landforms (natural arches, archipelagos, lagoons, sand dunes, continental shelf) and explain how they were formed. 


    Make Your Favorite Place

    Is there a place you love more than anywhere else? Make it and show us! 

    Here are some suggestions to get you started: 

    • Your local skatepark 
    • Your bedroom 
    • Your school 
    • Your local zoo


    Design a Prehistoric Scene

    Insert your favorite extinct flora and fauna into a prehistoric world! Tinkercad has two collections to help you with this: Dinosaurs and Smithsonian

    No matter what you make, we want to see it!

    More fun examples:


    Keep an eye on the Tinkercad blog and our social media channels (TwitterFacebook) for more step-by-step guides, design challenges and other inspiration. Don't miss your chance to win by participating in the Distance Learning with Tinkercad contest, closing June 1 2020.

    In the meantime, please see our recent posts titled Hello Tinkercad Friends! Let’s #TinkerTogether and Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad. They provide more information on some of Tinkercad’s useful features for parents, teachers, and students.