I usually liked to have my students make their own diorama backgrounds, but sometimes the effort is best spent on creating the display rather than the background. In that case, this clip art background may be helpful. The background comes in four pieces—left side, back, right side, and ground. The image is formatted to fit a shoebox, but may be stretched or shrunk to fit any size box, as long as your printer can print the size needed. This rainforest scene has been used in shoeboxes up to 14” wide, when printed on legal sized paper. It is saved at the size of 14” wide, 7” high, and 6” deep, at 150 dpi so that it will be sharp and crisp at large sizes, even when stretched.
Printing a background for each student at a standard printer setting requires a lot of ink, but the clip art looks good on most printers when printed at a draft or fast mode. This saves LOTS of time and ink!
Directions are also included for using Microsoft ™ Publisher to resize each piece to fit a specific sized box. Publisher is a great formatting program, and most school districts have a license for the software. If you don’t have it on your computer, your IT person can probably get it for you. The directions are mainly for your information, but they may be used with older students to walk them through the process.
This clip art was created to help teachers prepare classroom materials for their own private use, and to place on products created and sold by individual educators directly to other educators. Purchase of this collection gives you a single user license. Please do not redistribute, sell or resell “as is”, or as a part of any clip art collection. The images should not be the primary purpose of your product, but may be used to enhance it. They must be flattened to the page, such as on a PDF document. They may be used
To decorate your classroom, including bulletin boards
In educational materials you (an individual) create for your own personal use, to give away, or to sell directly to other teachers, provided the images are securely flattened to the page, as in a PDF document
For communication within the context of the school site such as on printed letters or forms to parents or colleagues
To create gifts for school employees or classroom volunteers (credit must be given for this purpose)
Credit is appreciated, but not required (except as stated above):
Clip Art provided by ThematicTeacher.com
or use the included Clip Art Credit button.
I retain the copyrights to these images.
If you have any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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