The homework rescue mission and the 3D jungle

Libby arrived home from school on Friday with homework as usual. The only slight departure from the norm was that the homework was due in on Monday. We had an incredibly busy weekend planned, and of course the homework involved craft – she had to make a jungle. And I had no craft supplies.

A lucky coincidence

Just as I decided to make Libby rip a piece of paper out of a pad and draw her jungle, the postman arrived. In a strange twist of fate that made me think I should buy a lottery ticket, he brought us a box of craft supplies. It was our Bostik blogger monthly box and the theme was nature. The contents were perfect for making a jungle.

Children's crafts | How to make an easy 3D jungle. This craft is suitable for young children to do alone but under strict supervision due to the requirement to use scissors. A simple but effective craft that makes an impressive 3d jungle. Step by step instructions and materials list included.

The 3D Jungle – you will need:

  • A cardboard box lid
  • Shredded green paper
  • Brown Felt
  • Fabric leaves or green paper to cut leaves out
  • Green card
  • Insect stickers
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Thread or yarn
  • Bostik white craft glue
  • Bostik foam pads

Children's crafts | How to make an easy 3D jungle. This craft is suitable for young children to do alone but under strict supervision due to the requirement to use scissors. A simple but effective craft that makes an impressive 3d jungle. Step by step instructions and materials list included.

How to make your 3D jungle

As this was Libby’s homework, it had to be something she did herself. I utterly refuse to get sucked into doing her homework for her. So we chatted about how she wanted to make her jungle and she just got on with it. Here’s what she did.

  • Cut strips of brown felt for tree trunks and stick them on with the craft glue
  • Cut out a palm tree shape from green card as the leaves for one tree. I drew the shape of the palm tree for Libby to cut around and supervised her with the scissors. Stick this in place with foam pads.
  • Glue the fabric or paper leaves onto the other tree with craft glue.
  • Stick the shredded green paper along the base of the picture as grass.

Children's crafts | How to make an easy 3D jungle. This craft is suitable for young children to do alone but under strict supervision due to the requirement to use scissors. A simple but effective craft that makes an impressive 3d jungle. Step by step instructions and materials list included.

  • Twist a pipe cleaner to make a snake’s head, then wrap the pipe cleaner around one of the branches on the palm tree.
  • Stick on the insect stickers. Libby also used some thin thread to make webs for the spiders.
  • Stick the thread or yarn to the outside top of the box lid using the foam pads. These bits are vines in case you were wondering – just in case Tarzan happens to want to stroll through Libby’s jungle!

Children's crafts | How to make an easy 3D jungle. This craft is suitable for young children to do alone but under strict supervision due to the requirement to use scissors. A simple but effective craft that makes an impressive 3d jungle. Step by step instructions and materials list included.

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16 Comments

  1. July 5, 2017 / 9:22 am

    It looks fab! What a lucky coincidence that the theme was right for you this month.
    I’ve always refused to do my kids’ homework for them too. So many parents carry these magnificent creations into school and you just know the kids have had no part in them!
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    • monsterid July 10, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Yes, they don’t learn much from that!!
      Nat.x

  2. July 5, 2017 / 10:35 am

    That’s a really cool craft and good job you had all that ready. I have to say I kind of hate homework like this though when it’s more of a parent test, but that’s probably because I am rubbish at craft!

    • monsterid July 10, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Haha yes it does seem like a parent test sometimes!
      Nat.x

  3. July 5, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I love Libby’s jungle – what a fabulous job she made of it and what a good job your craft box arrived at just the right time! We’re hoping to get crafty with ours over the next couple of days x

    • monsterid July 10, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you, it certainly was good timing!
      Nat.x

    • monsterid July 10, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Actually there were some brilliant creations, thank goodness we didn’t send her in with a pencil drawing!
      Nat.x

  4. July 8, 2017 / 7:35 am

    This is fab! I love how Libby interpreted the jungle home work and made such a fantastic jungle scene. Great choice of materials too. 🙂 x

    • monsterid July 10, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you, she had a great time making it.
      Nat.x

    • monsterid July 10, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Oh lovely, I hope you have fun if you make one.
      Nat.x

    • monsterid July 12, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      Haha, I didn’t, still skint 😉
      Nat.x

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