Since we are learning about early American history, my son created this Indian diorama. He started with a box with the top cut off. First, he painted the inside sides of the box, blue. Then he used materials we were able to find where we lived (which happened to be Lima, Peru at the time), including modeling clay in various colors, cardboard, paint, toothpicks, cotton balls and glue. He also drew and painted a desert scene on plain paper as a backdrop (side-drop actually). It was time-consuming and a lot of fun for him to create his diorama.