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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D&T
  • Mathematics

Easter diorama box project

A graphics project that makes an Easter box diorama

In this Easter engineering activity for secondary school students', learners will use net templates to make card parts to allow them to assemble an Easter box diorama.

This is a lesson plan for an engaging Easter box diorama project. This could be used as a main lesson activity, to teach learners how to use nets to make useable objects. It could also be used as one of several activities within a wider scheme of learning focussing on the use of maths to understand the use of nets. Alternatively, it can be used as a part of a wider group of resources that use the Easter theme to build knowledge and skills in Design and Technology.

Activity: Make an Easter box diorama

This graphics project is one of a series of free resources designed to allow learners to use Easter themes to develop their knowledge and skills in Design and Technology and Mathematics. This resources focusses on the making of Easter boxes using folded card. Nets are used for the box and egg designs. Nets are important as they allow 3D objects to be made when folded.

Follow this step-by-step guide to make your own Easter box diorama:

  • Step 1 – Safely cut out the box net then score and fold the dotted lines. Glue the tabs and make the box.
  • Step 2 – Safely cut out the lid and fold in half. Safely cut out the egg shaped viewing hole.
  • Step 3 – Safely cut the tabs on the solid lines then score and fold the dotted lines. Glue the tabs to make the lid. Test the lid fits the box correctly.
  • Step 4 – Safely cut out the Easter box parts and score and fold the dotted lines. Glue the eggs, bunny, and chick to the stands.
  • Step 5 – Create the Easter scene in the box gluing the parts into place. Add the lid to finish the box.

Download the free activity sheet below for more detailed instructions and for optional extension work.

This exercise will take approximately 50 – 80 minutes.

Tools/resources required

  • Projector/whiteboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Card
  • Rulers

The engineering context

Understanding how nets are used is considered in the making of products and is an important part of the new GCSE courses in Design and Technology and Engineering.

Engineers are required to use mathematics knowledge and skills regularly as part of their everyday job. It is therefore essential that they are able to use nets to allow them to make scale models of buildings and other structures.

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this fun graphic design project students will know how nets are used to make Easter boxes. They will also be able to fold and glue parts together to make an Easter diorama box.

Download the free Make an Easter box diorama activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Families can download the family activity which includes all you need to complete this activity at home.

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Easter diorama box project

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