Coral Reef Activity | Great Barrier Reef Diorama Project | Biome

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2nd - 5th
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Paper craft coral reef diorama project. Create your own beautiful model of the Great Barrier Reef. Includes both a color and a black and white diorama template complete with background, base, scenery and fish.

Dive into the ocean with this fun papercraft activity. Colorful fish swim among many different species of coral and seaweed in the Australian reef biome.

Kids will go wild for this fun animal habitat activity! Perfect to complement your studies on oceans and coral reefs and the fish and sea creatures who live there. Bring learning to life with this hands-on craft activity.

Children can easily build their own habitat diorama by cutting and gluing the pieces. Includes the base and background scene so you can create a stand alone diorama, or paste into a box to create a box diorama. You can also use the scenery to create a centre to use with your own animal toys, playdough or use the paper animals in your sand tray or block corner. Endless possibilities for fun with this colorful papercraft set! Perfect for an ocean theme or reef classroom decoration! Can also be created as a file folder project.

Includes easy to follow instructions. Simply cut, fold and glue to create your very own animal habitat diorama!

Includes the following fish and sea creatures:

- Coral Cod Fish

- Dolphins

- Redfin Anthias

- Beaked Coralfish

- Multi Barred Angelfish

- Sea Star

- Moray Eel

- Moorish Idol

- Clown Anemone Fish

- Palette Surgeonfish

- Squarespot Anthias

- Ribbon Eel

- Emperor Angelfish

- Flame Angelfish

- Floor Anemones

- Many different types of corals are depicted. A section showing signs of coral bleaching is included. (Caused by rising water temperatures due to climate change / global warming, the bleaching is a major environmental issue for the reef.)

The paper craft template is provided in a PDF file and is ready to print on US letter size card. For best results, print on card rather than paper.

Pages required to print for this project:

Habitat scene (base and backdrop): 4-6 pages

Stand for back of set: 2 pages

Coral and seaweed pieces: 3 pages

Animals: 4 pages


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