Get crafty with the kids and turn empty loo and kitchen rolls, juice cartons and cereal boxes into an amazing colourful play zoo in just a few hours.
Tutorial by Suzie Attaway
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Transparent Shatterproof Ruler 30cm
Sketching Tin Set 8 Pieces
Kids Stainless Steel Scissors
School PVA Glue 1 Litre
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker In Black
Multi-Coloured Tissue Paper 20 Pack
Greenery Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60ml
Greenery Art Acrylic Paint 75ml
Daler Rowney Graduate Phthalo Turquoise Acrylic Paint 120ml
Bright Colour Spectrum Paper Pad A4 24 Pack
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Uniball Posca Marker PC 1M In White
Cardboard Tubes 4 Pack
First make the Elephant House- take the cereal box and draw an arch in the middle using a ruler and pencil. Cut out with scissors.
Next, paint the outside of the cereal box with blue paint, and leave to dry.
Using a white Posca paint pen, decorate the box with brickwork, trees and leaves and write the words ‘Elephant House’ around the top of the arch.
Next, make the Giraffe House – first, draw and cut out an arch on one side of the empty juice carton. Use the discarded piece to draw and cut out a scallop-edged ‘canopy’ and stick to the carton.
Paint the juice carton green, and leave to dry. Then decorate with a white Posca pen as before.
Now, make the animals – cut out pieces of coloured tissue paper measuring 15 x 30cm. Then wrap and glue the tissue paper around the empty loo rolls, tucking the excess tissue paper inside the open ends.
For the penguin, first cut out a ‘fringe’ of yellow paper and stick around the top of the black tissue paper-covered loo roll. Then draw and cut out a white tummy piece, black wings, white eyes and a yellow beak. Glue in place, then draw some a black dot in the middle of each eye.
To make a tiger, first cut out some round orange tissue paper ears and some white paper eyes and stick them to the orange tissue paper-covered loo roll. Then draw some stripes, eyes, nose, whisters and mouth with a black pen.
Use the coloured paper, tissue paper and black pen to turn more empty loo rolls into a lion, elephant and zebra.
Make a tall giraffe with an empty kitchen roll – first cut it down to 15cm in length, and then cover in yellow tissue paper. Press down the top to form 2 ears, then cut and stick an orange paper fringe in place. Decorate the surface with orange tissue paper shapes, then add 2 white eyes and a large yellow nose to finish.
Last but not least, make the snake – draw and cut an empty loo roll into a spiral, then paint the inside and outside in dark green and leave to dry. Finally cut and stick a red tongue and white eye in place.
Your finished zoo!
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