Heaven Diorama

How to Make a Heaven Diorama

Materials needed:

1 shoe box (square is ideal, but rectangular is just fine)



construction paper

crayons, paint or glitter glue

Other possible materials:

decorative plastic “gems” from the craft store

miniature artificial trees and flowers (unless you make your own out of paper or other materials)

miniature plastic animals

aluminum foil or other shiny paper

popsicle sticks


cotton balls

anything else you can think of to build, enhance and decorate your diorama


The goal of this diorama is to create a miniature model of what you think Heaven (New Jerusalem) will look like based on Revelation 21:1-22:5. (Other neat reference to consider for your enhancements: Rev. 4:1-11)

Required elements:

·         Throne of God

·         River of Life

·         Tree of Life

·         Streets of gold

·         Gemmed walls of the city (the walls of the shoe box be your city walls)

·         12 gates of the city (do not need to be able to open them)

Other elements may be added according to your vision and creativity.  Read and reread Rev. 21:1-22:5 and look for as many details as possible.  See what you can reproduce in your diorama. 

May this project be an act of worship as you think about this beautiful place in which our God dwells and where one day we will live with Him forever.

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."

Revelation 4:8

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