Paper Diorama Masterpieces

With the new website up and running, I’ve been steadily adding some new products to the Artful Kids range, so over the next few weeks interspersed with my other posts, I thought I’d introduce a few here. I’m always on the look out for products which you can’t easily find in the shops, and which I feel are particularly creative or appealing for kids (or even big kids!) and I think that these Tatebanko Art Diorama kits fit into that category, allowing you to create your own 3-D masterpiece.


Tatebanko is the forgotten Japanese art of creating amazing dioramas and sccenic perspective from paper, which was popular and widely admired from the Edo period (17th century) to the early 20th century, when it all but disappeared. These kits revive and preserve this beautiful and simple Japanese art, whilst re-interpreting it for today.

At the moment I’m stocking just 3 themes – Edvard Munch – The Scream, Vincent Van Gogh – The Bedroom, and Hokusai – The Great Wave. They are recommended for age 12 and up, so are not something that young children can do by themselves, but the finished result is pretty effective and also decorative.


And if, like me, you’re a particular fan of papercrafts, you might like to check out my Paper board on Pinterest.

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