Create a Coral Reef
Taking Your Diorama to the Next Level
If you'd like to develop your coral reef diorama even further, first explore pictures of coral reefs by looking at pictures online or in books at your library. Then look at these extra materials listed below for ideas of other materials you can use. I encourage you to be creative when you make your own diorama.

  • rocks and sand
  • pasta of all shapes and sizes
  • empty egg cartons
  • breakfast cereals (Grape NutsTM, KixTM, flaked-shaped cereals etc.)
  • old film containers
  • Styrofoam packaging
  • bubble wrap
  • waffle cones
  • candy (licorice, Pop RocksTM, Tootsie RollsTM, and so on)
  • toothpicks
  • twist ties
  • sponges (you can cut these up into shapes)
  • muffin wrappers
  • toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • nipples for baby's bottle
  • yogurt containers

GOOD PLACES TO BROWSE FOR SUPPLY IDEAS: hardware store, supermarkets, around the house

Amy's Extras
Here are just a few of the additional coral reef organisms you might include.
Amy's Extras: jellyfish, volcano sponge, finger coral, and tube sponge