Make your own jungle in a box
Animals, trees and the great outdoors - all brought indoors for those times when you just can't get the kids out! Children will go on some wild and woolly adventures in the rainforest right from the living room floor.
What you need:
- small branches
- white paper
- large box
- brown and green paint
- paper rolls
- tissue paper
- play dough (optional)
- blue poster paper
- white yarn
- toy animals
Tipping your large box onto its side, tape the branches and leaves to the edges to make the forest walls.
Line the floor of the box with the white paper and use the brown and green paints to create a forest floor. Don't go too thick with the paint or you may be waiting a while to play with it.
Stuff the top of the paper rolls with the tissue paper to make some trees and stick them into lumps of play dough. Then sit the play dough onto the floor of the box. The playdough will help the trees to stay upright.
Cut some of the blue poster paper out and craft the water. You can do this to any size and shape you like.
Sit the rocks and twigs in the box leaving the kids to decorate their forest.
Twist the yarn around the trees and branches to hang some monkeys from - the kids love seeing their animals strung about.
And there you have it, a compact forest in a box to play with anytime!
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