Making a shoebox diorama can be tons of fun! All you really need is a few supplies and your imagination. You don't need the top to the box, and you can cut out one side of the box to look in, or leave all four walls up and look down into the box. Then, get to work! Say you have to make a diorama of a book you read, it should be a certain scene out of the book, or the overall jist of the story. .