Preschool Jungle Arts and Crafts



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Safari Map
Submitted by Freta
What You Need:
  • Paper Bags
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children tear rough pieces of paper from paper grocery bags. Then have them paint a safari map on the piece of paper. Show them pictures from books and have them be as creative as they can.
Jungle Safari Vest
Submitted by Dorlesta
What You Need:
  • Paper Grocery Bag
  • Paint/Crayons/Markers
What You Do:
  • Cut armholes and a head hole in the bag. Let your children decorate it with the paint to make great jungle attire
Hand Jungle animals
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Paper
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Leaves
  • Grass
What You Do:
  • Have each child trace their hand on light colored paper. Allow your children to use the materials to create the markings and features of their favorite jungle animal. Encourage students to create the animal's natural environment with the leaves and grass.
Colored Sand Parrots
Submitted by Betty
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Sands
  • Feathers
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out the shape of the parrot. Have them paint the parrots with a mixture of sand, paint, and glue. When they have painted it like they want them have them add feathers to their parrot.
Rain Sticks
Submitted by Betty
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Tape that you can paint on
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Uncooked Rice
  • Toothpicks
What You Do:
  • Pre-poke holes into the side of the paper towel rolls. Then have your children poke toothpicks through the holes (glue both ends). Next tape one end of the roll closed. Add rice and tape the other end. Next let your children paint their sticks any way that they want. Finally, cut off any ends of the toothpicks sticking out. Now your children have a great rain stick made out of recycled paper towel rolls
Paper Plate Snake
Submitted by Liz
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Have the children draw a line that goes around and around their plate starting at the edge going to the middle Next have them cut out the line (you may have to help depending on the age of you chilren) Have the children decorate their snakes with the materials. You can then hang them from the ceiling or put them on the wall.
Paper Plate Lion
Submitted by Ginger
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them create a lion. You can suggest that they use the yarn for the outer edges and paint the face but don't be to specific so their creative juices can flow.
Marble Tiger or Zebra
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Paint (and perhaps sponges for painting)
  • Leaves, Twigs, and, Grass
  • Scissors
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Precut zebra or tiger shapes on white construction paper and then, using black paint, have the children marble paint the zebra. You can then paste the animal on a piece of paper and have the children use the other supplies to make a zebra/tiger habitat!
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