Fun projects for kids studying desert habitats include desert dioramas, paintings and clay animals. Classic dioramas are easy to make by attaching decorations to a shoebox. For example, kids can use supplies such as construction paper, sand, paint, leaves and toy animals to create a desert environment.
For a faster alternative to a diorama, children can paint or draw desert plants, animals and scenery on paper. Providing kids with reference books helps them learn about nature throughout the project.
Another project involves using clay to make desert animals. Children choose a specific animal to study and research, using their knowledge to sculpt the animal's major physical characteristics. The clay is baked and painted for extra detail, and children may enjoy drawing a simple desert background to pair with their animals.