Use the diorama project as an example, first I prepared those materials and tools:
Big wood pieces*3: but if you want a diorama with 3-side walls you need 4 big wood pieces. The one used for the floor base should be bigger and firmer. If it’s for a 1/6 doll, the size I recommend is (the thickness of my wood piece is 0.4 inch):
Thin, easy-to-cut wood pieces: used to make wainscoting, buy enough to cover all the walls. I recommend a 6-inch-tall wainscoting. The size in the photo is too short. I just use it as an example to make a smaller one. And the material of this piece is Balsa which is really easy to cut.
Glue: I used the craft glue found in dollar store. But you may use anything that you are confident to glue the wainscoting to a thick paper.
I will show an example in this post. Notice it’s not a complete size for a diorama to use. I just make it as an example.
First, use hammer to nail the 3 big wood pieces together. This part is easy so I don’t really make it this time. It will look like a diorama base just like this:
And you cut it. I use the same scissors shown above. You may have a better way.
Notice it’s not very flat because the glue is not dry yet. Wipe away extra glue and place any heavy object on it for a night (at least couple hours) to make it dry and flat. If you don’t want glue attach to the object you use you can put a napkin in between. I use a stack of printing paper.
Now it’s flat so you can paint the color you want.While wait the paint to dry you can cut 2 strips of miniature baseboards (the same length as the wainscoting) and paint it the same color.
Cut off the extra paper.
Basically it’s not hard to make. It needs patience and takes time. I hope the instruction is clear and it will be helpful.
Good luck with your project friends!