This is my favorite – love how they layered it and did the lid to make it look 3-D
I want to do the lid like this with the prickly pear cactus (state symbol) and longhorn skull (another Texas symbol – maybe add more Texas symbols on the lid: armadillo, etc. for my Texas Diorama.) For the background I want to do the Dallas Skyline. Maybe I use the Alamo for the for the middle part? I will then just put in figures, people cut outs (like the zoom website). It’ll be simple and cute with all the major Texas symbols. I can’t wait to get started on this!! : )

Instructions to make this one are here http://www.hitentertainment.com/artattack/3dpicturebox.html

Loved how they did the pictures on the zoom website!! BELOW
Mike’s Diorama

Here are some history dioramas



Neat Southwest, etc – http://www.hitentertainment.com/artattack/3dpicturebox.html
How to –
ABC Teach Fantasy – http://abcteach.com/FunPages/fantasy.htm
VERY cool – http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/do/dioramas.html
Farm – http://www.ragshop.com/crafts/childrens/dfarm.cfm
Dora – http://www.nickjr.com/parenting/activity_finder/crafts/dora/dora_winter_diorama.jhtml
Desert – http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/online_field_journal/dr/drdt/drdtmain.html
Ocean ones – http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e03798&categoryid=68
photos – http://www.greendoorstudio.net/diorama.html
Awesome winter scene – http://www.fashion-era.com/Christmas/christmas_card_shoebox_wonderland.htm
Go to fullsize image

Mini Scenes in Tins
Victorian card

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Texas History Projects

  1. Cartoon Poster Map
  2. Diorama
  3. Salt Dough Map
  4. Texan Biography
  5. Timeline
  6. The ALAMO


Salt Dough Maps
https://littleschoolontherange.blogspot.com/2016/01/salt-dough-maps.html?showComment=1497026648967#c446338927025070483  — recipe and tips (Allow 2 days to dry, have students do map at home and paint with watercolors in class!)

Region Map
https://falcon.tamucc.edu/~edtech/summer.5310.1999/bhinnant/Travel the Regions of Texas An Internet Web Quest on Texas

Illustrated Maps

Cartoon Map


Famous Texan Project – ABC book

LOVE the idea of creating a business card!

Living Timeline Project


Script Enrique Esparza and the Battle of the Alamo – https://www.lernerbooks.com/digitalassets/Assets/Title%20Assets/8818/9780822585664/Script.pdf



Additional links


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Tracey’s Default Font Guide


*Semi-Cursive = Jott 44 Condensed

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The Mustard Seed


Mustard Seed Printable

Love the mustard seed bottle necklace & Card – https://www.pinterest.com/explore/mustard-seed-parable/

Great illustrations

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Master Menu


  1. French Dip
  2. BBQ Beef (Sandwiches)
  3. Tacos
  4. Navajo Tacos
  5. Taco Salad
  6. Burritos
  7. Beef Stew
  8. Cheeseburgers
  9. Chili con Carne/Frito Pie
  10. Fajitas
  11. Chili Dogs
  12. Chili Mac
  13. Cowboy Stew
  14. Goulash
  15. Easy Lasagna
  16. Smothered Salisbury Steak
  17. Sloppy Joe’s
  18. Hamburger Stroganoff
  19. Cheesesteak
  20. Meatloaf
  21. Pot Roast
  22. Swedish Meatballs
  23. Meatball Sandwich
  24. Spaghetti
  25. Pizza
  26. Stuffed Shells
  27. Dirty Brown Rice
  28. Enchiladas
  29. Taco Soup
  30. TaquitosCHICKEN
  31. Burritos
  32. Breaded Chicken Patties
  33. Chicken Cordon Bleu
  34. Chicken Salad
  35. BBQ Chicken (Sandwiches)
  36. Oven Roasted Chicken
  37. Lemon Roasted Chicken with Greek Salad
  38. Chicken Noodle Soup
  39. Chicken Stir Fry with veggies
  40. Chicken Chow Mein
  41. Better than best Fried Chicken
  42. Chicken Parmesan
  43. Fajitas
  44. Grilled Chicken
  45. Oven “Fried” Chicken
  46. Chicken Pot Pie
  47. Chicken Flautas
  48. Biscuits a la king
  49. Homemade Chicken Nuggets
  50. Madison County Chicken
  51. Chinese Fried Rice with Chicken
  52. Enchiladas
  53. Chicken Quesadillas
  54. Chicken Tacos
  55. Tortilla SoupFISH
  56. Tuna Fish Lettuce Wraps
  57. Fish Tacos
  58. Tuna Salad
  59. Mock Tuna Casserole
  60. Salmon/Tuna Patties
  61. Homemade/Frozen Fish Sticks
  62. Fried Fresh/Frozen Fish
  63. Creamed Tuna
  64. Tuna Mac
  65. Baked FishPORK
  66. Baked Ham Steaks
  67. Pepperoni Broccoli Pasta Salad
  68. Pepperoni Pizza
  69. Crescent Roll Pizza – 2 pkgs c.rolls, green onion, ham, mozerella, & pizza sauce
  70. Ham Salad
  71. 15 Bean Soup w/ ham cubes
  72. Pinto Beans and Ham Hocks
  73. Mexican Pinto Beans
  74. Bacon n Bean Soup
  75. Green Beans and Potatoes with bacon
  76. BLTs
  77. Sausage Gravy
  78. Battered Fried Pork Chops
  79. Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
  80. Ham Sandwiches
  81. BBQ Sandwiches
  82. Sub/Hero Sandwiches
  83. Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon
  84. Quiche
  85. Corn Dogs
  86. Hot dogs
  87. Red Beans and RiceMEATLESS MEALS
  88. Pancakes and Eggs
  89. Egg Sandwiches
  90. Tomato Soup
  91. Potato Soup
  92. Grilled Cheese/Quesadillas
  93. Rice Pilaf
  94. Bean n Cheese (leftover bean soup w/ taco seasoning)
  95. Mac N Cheese
  96. Meatless Goulash, Taco Soup, Spaghetti, Chili
  97. Cheese Pizza
  98. Baked Potato with toppings
  99. Fried Onions and Potatoes
  100. Salad Bar
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Cabbage with Bacon and Onions

Cabbage with Bacon and Onions
At least 3 slices of bacon
1 Head of Cabbage or 1 bag of shredded cabbage
1/2 – 1 Sliced Onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4-1/2 C water
Fry bacon in large skillet until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel. Set aside.
Drain from pan all but 2TB bacon dripping.  Make sure grease is hot when add cabbage and onion.  Add sliced onions and cabbage to skillet and sir frequently.  Add about 1/4-1/2 C water.  Cover skillet and simmer on medium heat until cabbage is cooked to desired texture. Serve hot with crumbled bacon on top 9 or can add mix in with cabbage!  Add salt and pepper to taste.  : )
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Mom’s Potato Salad

2 lbs potatoes – cut in bite-sized pieces boil with skins (several varieties are good, too!)
2-3 boiled eggs
Onion (or green onions)
Celery seed
Sweet pickle relish
Miracle Whip
1Tbs cider vinegar + sugar (or just pickle juice w/o sugar)
Dash salt & pepper

See Also Old-Time Potato Salad https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/old-time-potato-salad

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