Keeping the size of your box house in mind, draw and color your favorite pets on cardstock. You can also search for online images and print them out on cardstock.
Before cutting out the animals, draw bottom tabs on each one. This will allow you to position and attach the animals to the box. Cut out the animals.
Cut paper to cover the inside walls of your box. I made two layers of paper on mine. The first layer is for the interior of the house. You can draw furniture, pets and people on it. The second layer is the house's outside walls. You can cut out a door and some windows on it so that one can take a peek inside the house.
If you want to create railings for the front porch, measure the box height and draw a rectangular porch frame on construction paper or cardstock. Draw top, bottom, and side tabs.
Make an identical second porch railing, this time the side tabs should be on the opposite side. This way you come up with a pair of porch railings that can be glued onto the right and left side of your box house.
Draw a large triangle roof on construction paper. The base should be as wide as your box width. Draw a tab at the bottom so that you can glue the roof on top of the box. Cut out the triangle, including the bottom tab.
Position the paper roof on top of your box. Glue the bottom tab onto the box. For extra support, prop it up with a Z-shaped paper tab.
Add other objects to your diorama using paper and some recycled items. Check out these ideas:
a.) Bushes - make some green colored cotton to create fluffy bushes. You can also scrunch up some green crepe paper strips into a loose ball and glue it onto the ground as a bush.
Find more ideas for making plants and trees for your diorama.