The taiga is the largest biome on the planet.
The taiga, also called the boreal or coniferous forest, is the biome located just south of the tundra. The largest land biome in the world, the taiga features long, harsh winters and short, humid summers. Because the taiga stretches over so much territory, there is no singular landscape necessary to convey when creating a 3D model. A facet that is characteristic of the entire area, however, is the type of tree that thrives here. Taiga forests are comprised primarily of evergreen trees that tower over smaller vegetation. Be sure to include suitable replicas of the taiga's trees in your biome model, then add items pertinent to the specific area you have chosen.


Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Dirt or brown clay
  • Model trees
  • Pictures of animals
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Glue
  • Fake snow


Instructions

    • 1Remove the top of the box or, if it contains flaps, cut them off. Cut off most of one additional side of the box, leaving a two-inch lip at the bottom of the box. The box should now have three sides and one partial side that will keep items in the box from sliding out.
    • 2Decorate the inside and outside of the box to represent the taiga landscape. On the outside, you may list facts pertaining to the biome, such as climate, flora and fauna information. Inside, paint a blue sky or one speckled with snowflakes, with tall mountains in the background.

    • 3Add dirt. You can either add actual dirt to the box or, for a less messy approach, spread out a layer of thick brown clay to represent the forest floor.
    • 4Add vegetation. Most hobby stores have model trees that you can purchase. If you'd rather make the trees and other flora yourself, use items right out of your own backyard. Cut a needled branch off of a bush, trim it into a cone shape and insert it into the dirt or clay. Continue to add trees until the mid-ground is mostly covered with forest.
    • 5Bring in the animals. It is possible that you may also purchase model animals at a nearby hobby store, though you will likely have to devise these on your own. Neatly cut out small pictures of taiga residents, such as elk, grizzly bears and snowshoe rabbits. Attach these silhouettes to the end of popsicle sticks or toothpicks with glue. Insert the sticks into the dirt.
    • 6If you have chosen to create a winter-themed taiga biome, sprinkle "snow" generously over the trees and the forest floor. Use flour, soap flakes, white glitter or another substance you may have on hand that resembles snow.

The taiga, also called the boreal or coniferous forest, is the biome located just south of the tundra. The largest land biome in the world, the taiga features long, harsh winters and short, humid summers. Because the taiga stretches over so much territory, there is no singular landscape necessary to convey when creating a 3D model. A facet that is characteristic of the entire area, however, is the type of tree that thrives here. Taiga forests are comprised primarily of evergreen trees that tower over smaller vegetation. Be sure to include suitable replicas of the taiga's trees in your biome model, then add items pertinent to the specific area you have chosen.