Jungle Crafts for Kids
Use your favourite safari animals for these jungle crafts.
If you're looking for jungle crafts for kids, then this is a great place to start!
You'll have fun making a foam-covered jungle animal money box and a useful pencil pot to brighten up your desk!
Foam-Covered Money Box
Let's start our jungle crafts for kids by making the foam-covered money box ...
With this project, you can recycle your empty cocoa tubs or crisp tubes and encourage the children to save as they craft!
You will need:
- Empty cocoa pot or crisp tube with plastic lid
- Sheet of fun foam
- Jungle animal foam stickers
- Pencil, ruler, scissors and glue or double-sided adhesive tape
Here's how to make your jungle animal money box:
- Measure and cut a rectangle of fun foam to fit around the outside of the cocoa pot or tube and stick in place with glue or double-sided tape.
- Decorate with jungle animal foam stickers.
- Carefully cut a slit in the plastic lid, large enough for coins to go through and start saving those pennies straight away!
Animal Pencil Pot
Continuing with our theme of jungle crafts for kids, now let's have a go at making an Animal Pencil Pot using a cardboard tube and scraps of colourful jungle animal wrapping paper.
You will need:
- Cardboard tube - eg toilet or kitchen roll inner tube
- Scraps of thin card and wrapping paper, wallpaper or pictures from an old magazine
- Scissors, pencil, ruler, pair of compasses and glue.
Here's how to make the pencil pot:
- To make a base for the pencil pot, measure the diameter of the tube and, on a piece of thin card, draw a circle this size. Then draw another circle, 2cm larger in diameter, around the first circle, so that the centres of the 2 circles are in the same place.
- Cut out the larger circle. Then make cuts from the edge of the larger circle into the drawn edge of the smaller circle all the way round, about 1cm apart. Fold up the little tabs you have created to make a lip and glue the tabs to the outside of one end of the tube to form the base.
- Measure and cut a piece of coloured card to fit around the tube, allowing a little extra length to overlap. Glue in place, covering all of the tube and the tabs at the bottom. Now you have a neat surface to decorate.
- Cut out a selection of decorative shapes from a piece of jungle animal wrapping paper, wallpaper or an old magazine and glue onto your pencil pot to decorate as required.
- Set aside to allow the glue to dry and then fill with your pens and pencils, or give as a useful gift.
This tube could also be used as a money box. Just add a removable lid with a slot for your money.