Today I’m showing off this jungle play scene that I managed to make yesterday when Lily had gone to bed for the night. It’s #BostikBloggers time again you see and it’s rolled around really quickly this month.
I think Lily and I will have a go at some crafting next week with Daddy but this idea sprung in to my head when I saw that we were following a jungle theme this month so I thought I’d give it a go and, well, here it is…
This was super-easy to make and it’s great for doing some imaginary play with the kids.
Jungle Scene Background Tutorial
Cardboard // White Glue // Paper (Leopard Print) // Glitter Card (Green) // Coloured Foam Sheets // Pipe Cleaners // Glitter Pens // Embellishments
(1) Cut out an A4 section of cardboard from anything you can find. I used the box that my craft materials came in this month but you could use a cereal carton or, if you’re a blogger like I am, I’m sure you’ll have some parcel boxes lying around somewhere right? 😉
(2) Using some glue (we used this easy-to-apply white glue) stick the leopard print paper to the cardboard to make the basis of your background jungle scene. You could also use fabric instead – perhaps a striped monochrome pattern like a zebra or anything else animal-inspired?
(3) Cut a strip of green glitter card about 2 inches wide and then cut in a zig-zag/triangles to make the blades of grass. Stick this on top of your jungle background using the glue.
(4) Fashion a tree trunk from the red/brown foam sheet and stick this over the grass. We were also provided with a glittery silver sheet that I made in to a loose balloon shape as the bulk of the tree branches and leaves.
(5) Snip your pipe cleaners to varying lengths and glue them on to the tree shape as the main branches and to give it some character and oomph.
(6) Cut a small circle from the blue foam sheet to make the moon and give this a quick once over with a glitter pen to make it shimmer and shine. You could also use yellow to make the sun if you fancied this instead?
(7) We were also given some gem-like flowers and moon shapes that I stuck on to the board to jazz up our jungle scene.
Jungle Characters Tutorial
Foam Jungle Animals // Glue Dots // Coloured Lollipop Sticks
(1) We were given these cute little foam animals in our Bostik box this month. I’ve managed to find them for you at Hobby Craft for £4.00 and they’re exactly the same as the shapes we used.
(2) Using glue dots, I stuck the foam animals to some coloured lollipop sticks to use as our jungle characters.
If you feel like giving it a go, this is a really easy and fun craft to get those teeny cogs working in our little one’s creative minds.
I’d be thrilled to see how you get on so please do send over any photos or tag me if you like on social media (links on the nav bar above) so I can have a nosy at your creations!
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